Grants Management Documents

Our Department administers a wide range of grant and economic development incentive programs. If you're managing a grant that we've previously awarded, or you're interested in applying for one of our grant programs, you'll find a variety of helpful documents in this section.

Browse the entire library below, or use the search tools to filter your results by program type (e.g. CDBG), or funding source (federal or state), document type (e.g.: application) or even by keyword.

Document Title Description Document File (Click to Open) Type (or Category) of Document Last Updated
Application | Rural Downtown Economic Development

This document is the application for a Rural Downtown Economic Development Grant (RDEDG).  The purpose of this program is to support downtown revitalization and economic development initiatives that are intended to help local governments grow and leverage downtown districts as assets for economic growth, economic development, and prosperity. Funding availability is at the discretion of the Rural Infrastructure Authority. 

Rural Downtown Economic Development Grants FINAL.pdf Application, Downtowns (Main Street), State Funded (Rural Grants), Rural Development
Compliance | Grantee Annual Report (GAR) Form for JDIG

This is the form, in Microsoft Excel format, that you will actually use to complete, submit, and officially file your required JDIG Grantee Annual Report.  Contact the JDIG team for the required password.

2023-GAR-Form.xlsx Compliance, JDIG
Guidelines | JDIG Webinar Presentation on the GAR Employment Profile

The PowerPoint presentation dealing with employment profile information, as used during our educational seminars for people managing a JDIG grant

2023-JDIG-Webinar-(GAR-Emp-Profile)-(121323).pdf Compliance, JDIG
Guidelines | JDIG Webinar Presentation with GAR Filing Info

The PowerPoint presentation dealing with filing information, as used during our educational seminars for people managing a JDIG grant

2023-JDIG-GAR-Webinar-(How-to-File)-(120623).pdf Compliance, JDIG
Compliance | Memo About the Annual Performance Report (APR) for CDBG Grantees

This memo, written for people managing a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) on behalf of a jurisdiction awarded one of these grants, offers helpful guidance for completing your required Annual Performance Report (APR).  The actual APR form you'll submit is a Microsoft Excel document which can be found elsewhere on our website.

2023-APR-MEMO_12.7.2023.pdf Compliance, CDBG, Annual Performance (APR), Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC)
Compliance | Annual Performance Report (APR) for CDBG Grantees

People managing a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) on behalf of a jurisdiction awarded one of these grants should use this report template to enter your data and submit your required Annual Performance Report (APR) to the Department of Commerce.  Questions about this form can be emailed to our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov. 

2023-APR-Report-Final_12.5.23.xlsx Compliance, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Annual Performance (APR)
Compliance | Instructions for Submitting a Grant Annual Report (GAR) for JDIG

If you're responsible for reporting your company's performance for its Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) from the State of North Carolina, this document offers instructions for completing and submitting the required Grant Annual Report (GAR).

2023-GAR-Instructions.pdf Compliance, JDIG
Guidelines | JDIG Helpful Hints

Our JDIG team has compiled this handy sheet of helpful guidance on completing your GAR paperwork.

JDIG-Helpful-Hints-2023.pdf Compliance, JDIG
Compliance | Example JDIG Grant Annual Report (GAR) Form

This is an example of the form you complete and submit in order to file your required Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) Grantee Annual Report (GAR).

2023-GAR-Form.pdf Compliance, JDIG
Guidelines | Disbursement Process for Job Development Investment Grants (JDIG)

This flow chart shows the process we follow for reviewing your Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) grant and making grant payments from the state to your company.

JDIG-Disbursement-Process.pdf Compliance, JDIG, Criteria or Guidelines
Pre-Application | CDBG Notice of Funding Availability, Neighborhood Revitalization

This document is the formal notice of available funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its Neighborhood Revitalization program.

2023-CDBG-NR-NOFA_8212023.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Pre-Application, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG, Other Grants
Application | CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program with Guidelines

Use this application document to apply for grant funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization program.

2023-CDBG-NR-Guidelines_Application_8212023.docx Criteria or Guidelines, Application, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG, Other Grants
Guidelines | North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant

This document contains the current guidelines for North Carolina's Film and Entertainment Grant.  More information about the program is available from the N.C. Film Office.

NC-Film-Grant-Guidelines-Revised_08.08.2023.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous, Other Grants
Guidelines | Project Descriptions from Round 3, Rural Transformation Grants

Review descriptions of projects that were previously awarded a North Carolina Rural Transformation Grant (this document contains awards announced in Round 3 of grantmaking). These descriptions can provide helpful background for interested stakeholders.

RTGF_Round 3_For-Press-Relase-Project-Descriptions_rev1.pdf Criteria or Guidelines
Guidelines | North Carolina IDF Utility Account

Guidelines for North Carolina's Industrial Development Fund - Utility Account, a grant program to help rural communities fund local infrastructure projects.

UA-Program-Guidelines-2023.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Documents | Utility Account, State Funded (Rural Grants), Public Infrastructure
Compliance | CDBG Environmental Assessment Template

This grant compliance document, a template form for Environmental Assessment Projects, is used by grantees with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in North Carolina.  For further information about this document, email our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov.

CDBG-REDD-Env-Assessment-Template_2019.doc Compliance, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC)
Compliance | CDBG SAMPLE Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds

This grant compliance guidance document, a Sample of the Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request a Release of Funds form, provides helpful instructions for grantees with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in North Carolina.  The form also confirms that an Environmental Review Record for the grant is available for public inspection.  For further information about this document, email our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov.

CDBG-Sample-FONSI-and-RROF_(1).docx Compliance, Criteria or Guidelines, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC)
Compliance | CDBG Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOIRROF) Form

This grant compliance document, a Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOIRROF) form, is used by grantees with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in North Carolina.  The form also confirms that an Environmental Review Record for the grant is available for public inspection.  For further information about this document, email our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov.

CDBG-NOIRROF6.2019.doc Compliance, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Categories
Compliance | CDBG Environmental Assessment Template - Exempt Projects

This grant compliance document, a template form for an Environmental Assessment for Exempt and CENST Projects, is used by grantees with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in North Carolina.  For further information about this document, email our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov.

CDBG-REDD-ExCENSTTemplate_2019.doc Compliance, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC)
Compliance | CDBG Environmental Assessment Template - Categorically Excluded Projects (CEST)

This grant compliance document, a template form for an Environmental Assessment for Categorically Excluded Subject to 58.5 Projects (CEST), is used by grantees with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in North Carolina.  For further information about this document, email our CDBG team at compliance@commerce.nc.gov.

CDBG-REDD-CEST-Template-2019_(005).doc Compliance, CDBG, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC)