Golden LEAF has developed a list of due diligence items that will help demonstrate that a site is ready for development. This checklist includes items related to zoning, land use and property control, environmental considerations, site features, and utilities. Applicants may apply for funding to complete these due diligence activities. More information about these items can be found on the SITE Program – Due Diligence Overview document which explains the technical requirements. To access the Due Diligence Checklist or the Due Diligence Overview, please visit the SITE Program Resources page. The Golden LEAF Board will prioritize awards to projects located in rural and economically distressed counties and communities.
Use of Golden LEAF funds
Grantees will use Golden LEAF funds to hire third-party professionals to complete eligible due diligence activities. Golden LEAF funds may not be used for grant administration or acquisition of real property. Awards are not expected to exceed $50,000 in this phase.
Available resources include:
Applications for the Fall 2023 round are closed. The application window for the Spring 2024 round will open in January 2024. Sign up for updates.
How to Apply
Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and governmental entities may apply.
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