Working with our community partners, the department seeks out grant funding to support the County Commissioners' objectives and projects.

Awarded Grants:

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant of $65,000 to develop plan
  • HOME Funds of $165,000 for Scattered Site Rehabilitiation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant for Free Wi-Fi in Downtown Rosman
  • Historic Preservation Fund CLG $11,000 grant for repairs to the historic Allison-Deaver House
  • Watch-for-Me-NC  partnership for bicycle and pedestrian safety awarded March 2016
  • GoldenLEAF Community Based Grant of $1.1 million awarded April 2016 to support economic development by helping fund the construction of an industrial manufacturing facility and support education by providing pre-engineering kits to students in the county school system
  • Appalachian Regional Commission grant for $10,000 awarded April 2016 to fund the Transylvania Economic Alliance's Business Plan Competition, as well as $10,000 in 2009 from the Transylvania Partnership
  • Scattered Site Housing Grants totaling $1.6 million awarded in 2011, 2008, 2005 and 2002 to provide safe housing including rehabilitation of older housing for elderly and low income property owners
  • Transylvania Partnership Grants in 2011 and 2009 for $15,000 for business relocations to and expansions in Transylvania County
  • One NC Fund Grants in 2009 and 2008 for $158,000 to assist businesses' expansions
  • Community Development Block Grant for Small Business & Entrepreneurship for $250,000 in 2008 to help provide resources for existing business expansions
  • NC Rural Center Grant for $25,000 in 2008 to assist in historical building assessment
  • Land-of-Sky Grand for $1,500 in 2007 to assist funding the Transylvania County Community Appearance Initiative
  • Duke Energy Grant for $50,000 in 2006 to provide incentive for Excelsior Packaging to move to Transylvania County
  • NC Rural Center Grant for $60,000 in 2006 to assist in extending water to Gaia Herbs
  • Public Services Natural Gas Grant for $980,000 in 2006 to assist in extending natural gas line to Excelsior Packaging
  • US Economic Development Administration Grant for $100,000 in 2005 to assist funding economic development marketing
  • Community Development Block Grant for the small business incubator at Blue Ridge College in 2005 for $400,000
  • Community Development Block Grant for $180,000 in 2002 to assist funding economic planning
  • GoldenLEAF Grant for $200,000 in 2001 for new/alternative product development research for Ecusta