Our Mission


The staff of the Community Development Division of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments assists local governments in providing affordable, decent and safe housing and related infrastructure improvements for residents of the Western Piedmont. The Community Development staff assists local governments in the application preparation and administration of the local and NC State grants.

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Grant Support


Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) uses funding provided by the NC Department of Commerce for grants related to scattered site housing, economic development, infrastructure and small business entrepreneurial assistance. We also assist with grants provided by the NC Housing Finance Agency which include the Urgent Repair Program and Single-Family Rehabilitation Program. Other granting opportunities include Clean Water Management Trust Fund, parks and recreation planning, recreation planning and building reuse and Restoration Grants Program and Infrastructure Grants Program through funding by the NC Rural Economic Development Center. Follow the "grant services" link located in the right navigation for more information.


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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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

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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This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.