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 FY15-16 will continue to be ensuring that the City provides basic municipal services for our residents.

The City of Concord is no longer accepting accepting External Agency funding applications for FY2015-16 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).  The deadline to submit an application was Monday, March 2, 2015. 

For more information about the Fiscal Year 2016 funding process, please see the links below:

FY16 External Agency Funding Application (MS Word)

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) 920-5142 if you have any questions about the City's External Agency funding process.