Financial Services & Resources

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) may provide economic development incentives to eligible projects that support and assist in the creation, retention or expansion of businesses in Durham and broaden employment opportunities for residents throughout the city.
Economic Development Incentive Types
To determine whether your project site is within an eligible area to apply for funding, access the mapping application. This mapping tool should be utilized prior to completing an application to help applicants with determining eligibility based on geographic location. Once a project location is determined to be geographically eligible, applicants will be directed to a basic project assessment site to gauge further eligibility.

Current Incentive Types
To learn more about the three grant types visit the individual pages for the Building Improvement Grant, Retail & Professional Services Grant and Sign & Facade Grant. 

For information about grants available in the Downtown Development Tier (including Parrish Street), call  919-560-4965.

Email Reginald Jones or call 919-560-4965, ext. 15207 for information about grants available within the following areas:
  • The 9th Street Commercial Corridor
  • The Community Development Area (CDA) outside the Downtown Development Tier
  • Targeted CDA corridors and targeted areas beyond the CDA, or targeted areas outside the CDA

To access applications for any of the grant types visit the individual grant pages.