Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) (Funding provided by the NC Department of Commerce)
    

  • Economic Development
    Provides grants or loans to local governments for creating and retaining jobs. 
    For more information, contact Sherry Long  828-485-425, sherry.long@wpcog.org
     

  • Infrastructure
    Provides public water or sewer to correct severe health or environmental problems.
    For more information, contact Leah Martin  828-485-4252, leah.martin@wpcog.or

 

Urgent Repair Program (Funding provided by the NC Housing Finance Agency)

 

Corrects housing conditions that threaten the life or safety of special needs (elderly and/or disabled) homeowners who are low-income.  Some examples of emergency repairs are replacing roofs, replacing rotten floors, providing ramps and accessibility modifications.  Each county currently has a waiting list.

 

For more information, contact

Alexander and Catawba: Laurie Powell 828-485-4249, laurie.powell@wpcog.org

Burke and Caldwell: Lisa Helton 828-485-4281, lisa.helton@wpcog.org

 

Single-Family Rehabilitation Program (Funding provided by the NC Housing Finance Agency)

 

Makes major repairs to low- or moderate-income homeowners’ homes through a deferred-loan program.    

For more information, contact

Alexander and Catawba: Laurie Powell 828-485-4249, laurie.powell@wpcog.org

Burke and Caldwell: Lisa Helton 828-485-4281, lisa.helton@wpcog.org

 

There currently are waiting lists for each County. 

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Clean Water Management Trust Fund

 

Provides funding for restoration and preservation of waterways. 

For more information, contact Sam Erwin  828-485-4229, sam.erwin@wpcog.org

 

Parks and Recreation Trust Fund

 

Provides funding to local governments to acquire and develop parks and to rehabilitate existing park facilities. 

 

For more information, contact Sam Erwin  828-485-4229, sam.erwin@wpcog.org

 

Recreation Planning

 

Provides planning assistance to local governments to develop park site-specific master plans and comprehensive municipal recreation plans. 

 

For more information, contact Sam Erwin 828-485-4229, sam.erwin@wpcog.org

 

Building Reuse and Restoration Grants Program (Funding provided by the NC Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.)

 

Provides grant funds for the restoration and upfitting of vacant buildings and for the expansion and renovation of buildings currently occupied by manufacturing type businesses in NC’s 85 rural counties.  This program matches other public and private funding and must lead to the creation of private sector jobs or new or expanding businesses. 

 

For more information, contact Leah Martin 828-485-4252, leah.martin@wpcog.org

 

Infrastructure Grants Programs (Funding provided by the NC Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.)

 

Provides grant funds to help rural communities pay for needed infrastructure projects.  All projects must lead directly to new, private sector jobs. 

 

For more information, contact Leah Martin 828-485-4252, leah.martin@wpcog.org


IMCP - Creating National Economic Impacts through the Resurgence and Technological Innovation of Furniture and Textiles in the Carolinas 

 

Proposal for Designation as a Manufacturing Community (Docket No. 131121981-3981). Submitted by a Consortium of more than 100 public and private organizations including the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Carolina Textile District, a Phase 1 IMCP recipient.

See full IMCP Proposal.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Email: jason.toney@wpcog.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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