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.
Community & Economic Development
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.