For sites that have completed the due diligence necessary to demonstrate that the site is suitable for development, applicants may apply to Golden LEAF for funding to begin development of the site. The Golden LEAF Board will prioritize awards to projects located in rural and economically distressed counties and communities.
Golden LEAF funds can be used to:
Eligible expenses include limited due diligence, design and engineering, construction, and related costs. The grantee will procure the contractors for the project.
Golden LEAF Funds may not be used for:
Sites must have completed the due diligence requirements established by Golden LEAF. If there are three or fewer elements of due diligence (see checklist) not yet completed, the applicant may request funding to complete those elements through the development phase.
The maximum award in this phase is $1.5 million.
The fall 2022 round of the SITE Program has closed. Sign up for updates to the SITE Program and to receive information about the round two application deadline.
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