Please note the grant cycle begins January 7 of each year.
Smart Communities, an Economic Development assistance tool from ElectriCities, was created to help NCMPA1 and NCEMPA Participants attract and retain commercial and industrial customers. NCEMPA and NCMPA1 Participants are eligible to receive up to a $5,000 matching grant to be used toward specific economic development projects. Smart Communities grants are matching funds and must involve local funding. Grant applications will be reviewed every two months, with awards made as applications are approved. Once the project funding is spent, no further applications will be considered in that calendar year.
Note: up to $1,000 can be used to defray cost of conference registrations.
Please complete and submit the online form above or download a PDF of the form and mail to:
Manager, Economic Development
1427 Meadow Wood Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27502