Community & Economic Development

Community Initiatives

We support community projects and initiatives that align with the mission of our department.

American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Forsyth County was awarded approximately $74 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that was signed into law in March 2021 with the goal of providing a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers.

As part of the process in allocating these funds, the County opened a public application to local organizations to submit proposals. Click the link below to go to the County's ARPA page and learn more about these efforts.

Highway 65 Waterline Project

Forsyth County Community & Economic Development (CED) Department is working with a community just east of Rural Hall, along Highway 65, to secure grant funding for the extension of public water to that area. If awarded, the Community Development Block Grant funding would provide up to $2 million for the project which would include the installation of the water main along Highway 65 and the cost of connection for low-to-moderate income homeowners.

Forsyth County CED staff is working with the community throughout August and September to develop the application including the completion of required community surveys and getting residential wells tested.

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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
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Ashley Pendley

Department Business Manager

Fair Housing Statment

Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

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Community & Economic Development

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
  • Email: Contact Us