Projects in counties that have had a Tier 3 ranking in at least three of the past five years are required to provide a match of 15% of the Golden LEAF award for Due Diligence and Development phase awards. There is no match requirement for the Identification phase, regardless of county.
Counties and organizations located within counties that have a required match may submit a letter requesting a waiver or reduction of the required match. This letter should be submitted as an attachment to the application.
This list will be updated when new rankings are released by the N.C. Department of Commerce. Whether a match is required is determined at the date of the application.
This list is current as of December 1, 2023. The next update is expected when the Department of Commerce releases tier rankings in 2024.
No Match Required
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