Community & Regional Development

Commerce Fellows Community Capacity Building program at ECU


The Commerce Fellows Community Capacity Building programs at ECU provide technical assistance, capacity building training and community development consultation to local governments across North Carolina.  The program includes community level engagement by faculty and staff, and an on-campus training curriculum in grant administration and public management that covers a range of related topics including:

  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Analysis
  • Leadership Development and
  • Economic Development.

The program offers specific training relative to the Community Development Block (CDBG) Program, its application process and its administrative requirements. Participants will engage with faculty, professional economic development staff and other local government practitioners to enhance their existing skill sets and build greater administrative and management capacities for their respective communities.

To apply, click here.