42 Local Government Awarded Funds by Rural Transformation Grant Fund as Part of American Rescue Plan

Forty-two local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded  grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, supporting rural  economic development projects in North Carolina. A total of $19.76  million will be issued in this second round of grant-making from the  Fund, which helps local governments overcome challenges that limit their  economic competitiveness. The funding comes from the American Rescue  Plan, signed by President Biden last year. The North Carolina Department  of Commerce and its Rural Economic Development Division administers the  fund.

Author: Mike Jackson