SITE Program – Due Diligence

Golden LEAF has developed a list of due diligence items that will help demonstrate that a site is ready for development. This list includes items related to zoning, land use and property control, environmental considerations, site features, and utilities.

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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.


  • Public ownership or control of the site for which due diligence will be completed. For information regarding public ownership or control, please see the glossary.
  • Successful applicants will be able to show a plan for economic development and how completing due diligence will further the goals of that plan.
  • 15% match commitment for certain counties.


Contact staff FAQ and Glossary

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.

Access the application portal Return to a previously started application Download Guidelines and List of Required Attachments

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