Morgan Street Food Hall

Morgan Street Food Hall, along with some of its tenants, received a Building Up-fit Grant. 

Building Up-fit Grant

Funding to support commercial property interior improvements

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How do I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant? Grant Priority Areas

The City of Raleigh's Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting property owners who want to activate their vacant or underutilized commercial building space in Raleigh to create new business use or new jobs. 

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How to apply | Priority areas | Program brochure | Up-fit Grant FAQ

How do I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant?

This matching reimbursement program helps small business owners invest in property improvements, by matching up to 50 percent of the qualified construction costs. 

Residential properties and properties outside of Raleigh are not eligible. Exterior projects are also not eligible for the grant. See the Building Up-fit Grant FAQ for a full list of requirements before submitting a pre-application. 

  1. Complete the Building Up-fit Grant pre-application to determine eligibility. (Application is available only during the grant cycles listed below)
  2. Staff will provide an application via email if a pre-applicant is determined to be eligible to apply. Ineligible applicants will be notified.
  3. Submit application. Applications are accepted only during the quarterly grant cycles listed below.

When can I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant?

Building Up-fit Grant Cycles
1st Fri., June 24, 2022 Sun., July 17, 2022 Fri., Aug. 5 2022
2nd Fri., Sept. 16, 2022 Sun., Oct. 9, 2022 Fri., Oct. 28, 2022
3rd Fri., Jan. 6, 2023 Sun., Jan. 29, 2023 Fri., Feb. 17, 2023
4th Fri., March 31, 2023 Sun., Apr. 23, 2023 Fri., May 12, 2023

Grant Priority Areas

Companies locating within adopted Priority Areas for Economic Development will be eligible for enhanced terms and amounts.

map of priority areas of economic development

Oak City Fish and Chips Expands with the Building Up-fit Grant

Raleigh-native and local small business owner, Isaac Horton, shares the impact the Building Up-fit Grant has had on his business, Oak City Fish and Chips.