Construction worker works on flooring.

Building Up-fit Grant Cycle Open Through April 24

The City of Raleigh's Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting small business owners with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to their commercial property. 

Qualified improvements include:

  • Mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing for build-out
  • HVAC, fire suppression, and costs of bringing the building up to code
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Attached fixtures and/or installment of permanent fixtures, accessibility compliance, restrooms, utility upgrades, construction of new walls, and demolition of existing walls
  • Support mechanisms (roofing, foundation, support beams, columns, trusses, etc.)


Staff recommends interested applicants review the new Building Up-fit Grant FAQ! The purpose of the FAQ is to provide detailed answers to commonly asked questions about:

For complete information, visit our Building Up-fit Grant page. Applications will be accepted starting Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 24. Grant award winners will be notified by Friday, May 13. 

Note: information submitted during the screening and application process is subject to public record requests.



Mark Weldon
Small Business Development Manager