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 FY17 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 FY2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).  Applications were due Monday, February 29th at 5:00pm.

For more information about the Fiscal Year 2017 funding process, please see the links below:

FY17 City Council Adopted External Agency Awards

Summary of City-offered Grants (Adobe PDF)

To request payment of your grant award:

For FY17 General Fund or Utility Funds grant, please download and complete this form:

FY17 City of Concord External Agency Payment Request Form (Adobe PDF)

For FY17 CDBG grants, please contact LeDerick Blackburn at (704) 920-5142 or blackl@concordnc.gov for specific information.


 For any other questions, please contact Lesley Reder at (704) 920-5263 if you have any questions about the City's External Agency funding process.