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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 at 828-485-4251,


  • Infrastructure
    Provides public water or sewer to correct severe health or environmental problems.
    For more information, contact Sherry Long 
    at 828-485-4251,


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 at 828-485-4249,

Burke and Caldwell: Lisa Helton at 828-485-4281,

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


Makes major repairs to housing units owned and occupied by homeowners with an income of less than 80% of median income (low to moderate income) with one or more elderly and/or disabled fulltime household members or with a child under the age of six whose health is threatened by the presence of lead-based paint hazards and veteran households through a deferred loan program.


For more information, contact

Alexander, Catawba & Iredell: Laurie Powell at 828-485-4249,

Burke and Caldwell: Lisa Helton at 828-485-4281,


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. 

Parks and Recreation Trust Fund


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

Recreation Planning


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

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. 

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. 

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.

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