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. 

For more information and to ensure that you are eligible for the program, view:

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. Before submitting an application, applicants must review full list of requirements in the Program brochure and the Building Up-fit Grant FAQ

  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 23, 2023 Sun., July 16, 2023 Fri., Aug. 4 2023
2nd Fri., Sept. 15, 2023 Sun., Oct. 8, 2023 Fri., Oct. 27, 2023
3rd Fri., Jan. 5, 2024 Sun., Jan. 28, 2024 Fri., Feb. 16, 2024
4th Fri., Apr. 5, 2024 Sun., Apr. 28, 2024 Fri., May 17, 2024

Grant Priority Areas

Companies locating within adopted Priority Areas for Economic Development will be eligible for enhanced terms and amounts. Use the map below to see if your company is located in the priority area (in green).

321 Coffee Expands with the Building Up-fit Grant

Raleigh-native and local small business owner, Lindsay Wrege, shares the impact the Building Up-fit Grant has had on 321 Coffee.

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