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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 and businesses with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to the interior of their commercial property. 

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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?

  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.

Learn more about the application process, eligible projects and permits on our FAQ page

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

Building Up-fit Grant Cycles
1st N/A N/A N/A
2nd Fri., Aug. 21, 2020 Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 Fri., Oct. 16, 2020
3rd Fri., Jan. 8, 2021 Fri., Feb. 5, 2021 Fri., Mar. 5, 2021
4th Fri., Apr. 2, 2021 Fri., Apr. 30, 2021 Fri., May 21, 2021

Grant Priority Areas

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

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.



Mark Weldon
Business Retention & Expansion Manager


Lead Department:
Economic Development and Innovation
Service Categories:
Small Business SupportBusiness Recruitment, Retention and Expansion



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