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 Type (or Category) of Document Document Collection (validation only, remove once approved) Description Associated Files Last Updated
Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Analysis of Impediments (AI) 2021 2025 Analysis of Impediments (AI), CDBG, Criteria or Guidelines Rural Development Division, Grant Management Documents

This is the 2021-2025 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) report, part of the 2021-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan.

NC-AI_2021-2025-Final_04.29.21-asPublished-web.pdf
Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Consolidated Plan 2021 2025 Consolidated Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Grant Management Documents, Other Reports (Policymakers), Rural Development Division

The North Carolina Consolidated Plan 2021-2025 for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which the state submits to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), serves two purposes:

First, it is the planning document that guides the North Carolina Consolidated Plan Partners in addressing housing and community development needs across the state for the next five years, using the allocated funds received from the HUD. Secondly, this plan serves as a tool to inform a variety of stakeholders — including HUD, state and local officials, non-profit and advocacy organizations, and the residents of North Carolina — of the need for improving the living conditions for our state’s very low, low, and moderate income populations.

NC-ConPlan_2021-2025-Final-Approved-9.2021_asPublished.pdf
DRAFT | 2021 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), Program Performance, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Grant Management Documents, Other Reports (Policymakers), Rural Development Division

Periodically, the Department invites the public to comment on various administrative plans or proposals.

Currently, the State of North Carolina is seeking comments on the proposed 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, also known by the acronym CAPER.  This draft document, the 2021 CAPER of the State of North Carolina, serves as the annual report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding for the following programs:

2021-NC-CAPER_DRAFT-3312022.pdf
2022 NC AAP DRAFT 413222 Annual Action Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Grant Management Documents, Other Reports (Policymakers), Rural Development Division 2022-NC-AAP-DRAFT_413222.pdf
NC FY21 Pilot Recovery Housing Program RHP Annual Action Plan… Annual Action Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Grant Management Documents, Other Reports (Policymakers), Rural Development Division NC-FY21-Pilot-Recovery-Housing-Program-RHP_Annual-Action-Plan-DRAFT.pdf
2021 CAPER 2022 AAP RHP Public Hearing Notice for 4202022 Annual Action Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG Grant Management Documents, Other Reports (Policymakers), Rural Development Division 2021-CAPER-2022-AAP-RHP-Public-Hearing-Notice-for-4202022.pdf
Guidelines | Rural Transformation Grant Program Criteria or Guidelines, Rural Development, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Miscellaneous Grant Management Documents, Rural Development Division

This document provides guidelines for the North Carolina Rural Transformation Grant Program, adminstered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Rural Economic Development Division.

For further information about this grant program, contact:

Hazel Edmond
Rural Engagement & Investment Program Director
hazel.edmond@nccommerce.com

Rural-Transform-Grants_Program-Guidelines_08.26.22.pdf
JDIG Application to add Remote Workers SAMPLE Compliance, JDIG Grant Management Documents JDIG-Application-to-add-Remote-Workers-SAMPLE.pdf
JDIG Remote Worker Guidelines Compliance, JDIG Grant Management Documents JDIG-Remote-Worker-Guidelines.pdf
Remote Workers FAQs Compliance, JDIG Grant Management Documents Remote-Workers-FAQs.pdf
Guidelines | North Carolina Esports Industry Grant Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous, Other Grants Grant Management Documents

This document contains the current guidelines for North Carolina's Esports Industry Grant.  More information about the program is available from SportsNC, the state's sports venue promotion unit.

eSportsEventsGrant_Guidelines_asPublished_061622.pdf
NC FY21 and FY22 Pilot RHP Annual Action Plan Public Comment… Annual Action Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG, Miscellaneous Grant Management Documents, Rural Development Division NC-FY21_and_FY22-Pilot-RHP-Annual-Action-Plan-Public-Comment-2nd-Draft.pdf
Notice of Public Comment Period RHP FY21 and FY22 Allocations Annual Action Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG, Miscellaneous Grant Management Documents, Rural Development Division Notice-of-Public-Comment-Period-RHP-FY21_and_FY22-Allocations.docx
Compliance | Rural Transform Grant Monitoring Checklist Criteria or Guidelines, Rural Development, Program Funding Source Grant Management Documents

This checklist will be used by Commerce staff to monitor your compliance to the grant requirements, and also serves as a helpful guide for local grant administrators

Rural-Transform-Grant_Monitoring-Checklist.pdf
Pre-Application | Sample Local Government Resolution for Rural Transformation Grants Pre-Application, Criteria or Guidelines, Rural Development Grant Management Documents, Rural Development Division

This sample resolution can be adopted by local governments to affirm their intent to apply for a Rural Transformation Grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Rural-Transform-Grant_Sample-Local-Government-Resolution.pdf
Guidelines | Project Descriptions from Round 1, Rural Transformation Grants Criteria or Guidelines, Rural Development Grant Management Documents, Rural Development Division

A list of projects previously awarded a North Carolina Rural Transformation Grant, which can provide helpful guidance as you prepare to submit grant applications for potential projects in your area.

Rural-Transform-Grants-Round-One_Project-Descriptions.pdf
Guidelines | North Carolina IDF Utility Account Criteria or Guidelines, Utility Account, State Funded (Rural Grants) Grant Management Documents

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

Utility-Account-Guidelines_2022_1.pdf