For sites that have completed the due diligence necessary to demonstrate that the site is suitable for development, Golden LEAF will award funding to begin development of the site.
Golden LEAF funds can be used to
Eligible expenses include limited due diligence, design and engineering, construction, and related costs. Golden LEAF funds may not be used for grant administration or acquisition of real property. The grantee will procure the contractors for the project.
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 million.
Submit an Application
Applications for the first round of funding were due October 14 at noon. Sign up for updates to the SITE Program and to receive information about the round two application deadline.
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