Economic Development Grants Available from Goldern LEAF
The purpose of the Golden LEAF Foundation is to fund projects that promise to bring significant economic improvement to the tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities of North Carolina.
The Foundation has two program open to grant-seekers. The Open Grants Program promotes projects that develop economic strength in targeted communities throughout the state. Priority is given to projects in the areas of agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness, especially in innovative sectors such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and alternative energy. The Economic Catalyst Cycle program supports job creation projects that are at risk without participation from the Foundation. Grant requests for both programs are reviewed throughout the year.
For more information, please visit the Golden LEAF Foundation's website.