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. 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 are due March 16 at noon.
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