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North Carolina Economic Infrastructure Program

North Carolina Department of Commerce
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Melody Adams


Economic Infrastructure Program grants provide funding to local governments in North Carolina to assist with infrastructure projects that will lead to the creation of new, full-time jobs.

Eligible projects include:

  • Upgrades or repair of public drinking water or wastewater treatment plants
  • Upgrades, extensions, or repair of public water or sewer lines
  • Extensions of publicly owned natural gas lines
  • Installation or extension of public broadband infrastructure
  • Construction of publicly owned access roads not funded or owned by the NC Department of Transportation
  • Construction of public rail spur improvements

Units of local government are eligible to apply for this funding. The proposed project must take place in one of North Carolina's rural counties. Priority is given to counties that have that have the 80 highest rankings in the County Tier Designations.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Award amounts are dependent on the cost of creating a full-time job.

Application process

A link to application documents and forms is available on the program website.

The application process requires a pre-application conference call. Contact Melody Adams.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with awards made bimonthly according to the schedule on the Rural Grant Program website.

Tagged as
Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Infrastructure · Public health · North Carolina

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.