Currently there are no additional funds available at this time

The purpose of the fund is to provide maximum support to small businesses in designated micropolitans located in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties and/or in designated North Carolina Main Street communities. The grants are used to assist planning agencies and small businesses with efforts to revitalize downtowns by creating jobs, funding infrastructure improvements and rehabilitating buildings.

At present, no additional funds are available through the Main Street Solutions Program. We hope to be able to provide new funding opportunities in the future.

2.17.21 update

Program Effectiveness

As of February 17, 2021, twenty-five communities have been awarded thirty-six Main Street Solutions Fund grants, totaling $4,818,476. For every $1 invested by the state, an additional $7.01 is anticipated to be invested by the local community. Sixty-five businesses will directly benefit from the Main Street Solutions grant program. Those businesses will create or retain a minimum of 761 permanent full-time and part-time jobs. The total projected investment is $47,191,445.

For further information on the Main Street Solutions Fund grant program, contact

Liz Parham
NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center, Director
4346 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4346
Work: (919) 814-4658  Cell:  (919) 805-2067


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