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
Guidelines | Default Policy for Grants

Information on how the state treats grantees in default of their grant agreements.

Default-Policy.pdf Compliance, JDIG
Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Analysis of Impediments (AI) 2021 2025

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 Analysis of Impediments (AI), CDBG, Criteria or Guidelines
Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Consolidated Plan 2021 2025

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 Consolidated Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG
Application | Motorsports Relief Fund

This document serves as the application form for local governments to request a grant from the North Carolina Motorsports Relief Fund. 

Motorsport-Relief-Fund-Application_asPublished.xlsx Application, Miscellaneous, Disaster Recovery
Criteria | Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG)

This document outlines the program criteria for North Carolina's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG), a performance-based economic development incentive program.

JDIG-Criteria-Effective-1.26.2022.pdf JDIG
Guidelines | North Carolina Consolidated Annual Action Plan (AAP) for CDBG

The 2020 Annual Action Plan is a document related to the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  This document serves as the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding for the following housing-related projects from the following programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG);
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG);
  • HOME Investment Partnership (HOME);
  • National Housing Trust Fund (HTF); and
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
2020-NC-AAP_FINAL-HUD-Submission-6.30.2020.pdf Annual Action Plan, CDBG Categories, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG
NC Consolidated Plan Partners Citizen Participation Plan

The State of North Carolina encourages citizens to participate in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Consolidated Plan for HUD Community Planning and Development programs. This plan describes how this participation will be encouraged.

Citizen-Participation-Plan-NC-Amended-6_8_2020.pdf Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), Consolidated Plan, Compliance, Program Performance, CDBG
Payment Processing | Payment Request Form, State Rural Grants

Use this form to request payment on your grant from one of the State Rural Grant programs

Payment-Request-Form-Rural-Grant-Programs.xlsx Payment Processing, Demolition, State Funded (Rural Grants), Public Infrastructure
Application | North Carolina Building Reuse and Economic Infrastructure Programs

Use this application document to apply for grant funding from the state's Rural Grants Program, for Building Reuse or Economic Infrastructure projects in rural areas of North Carolina.

Rural-BR-and-Inf-App-V8_1.28.2020.docx Application, State Funded (Rural Grants), Building Renovation (Reuse), Public Infrastructure
Payment Processing | Requisition Form for Community Development Block Grant Programs

This form is completed by CDBG awarded Sub-recipients to docoment expenditure detail by project and activity. Sub-recipients with multiple projects must complete a separate copy of this form for each project under a particular grant.

Copy_of_CDBG_Requisition_for_Funds_Form.xlsx Payment Processing, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG
Criteria & Guidelines | 4 North Carolina Administrative Code- 19L Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

This document, part of the North Carolina Administrative Code, provides the State Rules and Authority that governs the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

4_NCAC_19L_CDBG.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Rural Development, CDBG
Criteria or Guidelines | Rural Ready Sites Program Criteria

This document provides potential applicants to the Rural ReadySites program with guidance and information about this grant program aimed to prepare industrial sites for economic development opportunities.

NCReadySitesCriteria_022118-1.docx Criteria or Guidelines, State Funded (Rural Grants), Rural Development, Building or Site Preparation
Guidelines | Agriculture and Gas Products Fund

This document contains the program guidelines for the North Carolina Expanded Gas Products Service to Agriculture Fund.

Agriculture-and-Gas-Incentives-Guidelines-FINAL-1.8.2015.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, State Funded (Rural Grants), Building or Site Preparation, Pre-Application
Application | North Carolina Rural Demolition Program

This application document supports the process for applying for grant funding for building demolition in rural areas of North Carolina aimed at freeing up attractive sites for industrial development

Rural-Demolition-App-V3-04_26_2018.docx Application, Demolition, State Funded (Rural Grants)
Compliance | Progress and Final Report Form

This document is used by the Rural Grants Program of our Rural Economic Development Division.

Progress-and-Final-Report-Form-03_05_18.doc Public Infrastructure, Demolition, Compliance, State Funded (Rural Grants)
Criteria or Guidelines | NC Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Pre-application Guidelines

People interested in applying for a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will find instructions and guidance for the pre-application process in this document.

NC-ARC-Preapplication-Guidelines.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Pre-Application, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Appalachian Region (ARC)
Criteria or Guidelines | Southern Appalachian Automotive Worker (SAAW) Wellness Grant Program Guidelines

People interested in applying to the Appalachian Regional Commision for a grant from the Southern Appalachian Automotive Worker (SAAW) Wellness Grant Program will find information and guidance in this document.

SAAW-Guidelines.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Appalachian Region (ARC)
Pre-Application | Rural Ready Sites

This is a pre-application document for the Rural ReadySites program.  This grant program aims to prepare industrial sites for economic development opportunities.

RuralReadySitesPreapplication.docx Pre-Application, Building or Site Preparation
Criteria or Guidelines | 2017 Sample Contract, Building Reuse

This document is a sample of a Building Reuse contract from the State Rural Grants section, offering an example of how these documents are typically drafted

Updated-BR-Contract--12117.pdf Criteria or Guidelines, Payment Processing, State Funded (Rural Grants), Building Renovation (Reuse)
Guidelines | SAMPLE Contract, Rural Grant Program Economic Infrastructure Grant

People interested in applying for an Economic Infrastructure grant from our Rural Grant Program can review this sample contract for guidance.

WS-Contract.pdf Public Infrastructure, Demolition, Payment Processing, State Funded (Rural Grants), Criteria or Guidelines