External Agency Funding

The City of Concord grants funding to non-governmental, or "External Agencies," that contribute to the City's cultural, social, and economic vitality. External Agency funding requests are considered by the City Council under the auspices of the Public Purpose Clause of the North Carolina State Constitution (Article V, Sec. 2(7)). Further guidance by North Carolina Supreme Court case law allows the City Council to choose to fund activities that 1) are within the appropriate scope of governmental involvement and reasonably related to community needs and 2) benefit the general public, as opposed to special interests or persons. As a responsible steward of residents’ tax dollars, Concord’s highest priority in continues to be ensuring that the City provides basic municipal services for our residents.

Concord is no longer accepting External Agency funding applications for FY 14-15 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).  The deadline to submit an application was 5:00pm, February 28, 2014.

On June 12th, 2014, City Council approved the Manager Recommended budget with no changes.  To view the FY15 Recommended Funding amounts as presented to City Council for consideration on May 27, 2014, please click on the link below:

FY15 Manager Recommended External Agency Funding Grants


For more information about the Fiscal Year 2015 funding process, please see the links below:

FY15 External Agency Funding Application (MS Word)

E-Verify Letter & Form (Adobe PDF)

Summary of City-offered Grants (Adobe PDF)


If you need a copy of the form to request payment of your awarded FY15 grant, please download and complete this form:

FY15 City of Concord External Agency Payment Request Form (Adobe PDF)



 Please feel free to call (704) 920-5263 if you have any questions about the City's External Agency funding process.