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 currently accepting External Agency funding applications for FY 14-15 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). The deadline to submit an application is 5:00pm, February 28, 2014. Applications may be hand-delivered to City Hall, mailed to 26 Union Street, South, PO Box 308, Concord NC 28026, or emailed in full to RederL@concordnc.gov.
Please feel free to call (704) 920-5263 if you have any questions about the City's External Agency funding process.
To apply for Fiscal Year 2015 funding, 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 FY14 grant, please download and complete this form:
FY14 City of Concord External Agency Payment Request Form (Adobe PDF)
Summary of FY13-14 Adopted External Agency Funding Amounts (Adobe PDF)