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.

The application process for External Agency funding was conducted in February and is now closed for FY18-19 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).   Please feel free to call (704) 920-5261 if you have any questions about the City's External Agency funding process and/or the process for FY19-20.


For more information about the Fiscal Year 2019 funding process, please see the links below:

FY19 Approved External Agency Awards (Adobe PDF)

Summary of City-offered Grants (Adobe PDF)

To request payment of your General or Utility Fund(s) grant award:

Download and complete this form:

FY19 City of Concord External Agency Payment Request Form (Adobe PDF)

To request payment of your Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant award:

Please contact Debbie Savage at savaged@concordnc.gov or (704) 920-5122.

For any other questions, please contact Lesley Reder at (704) 920-5263.