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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill outside agencies funding process opens

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Each year, Orange County, the Town of Carrboro and the Town of Chapel Hill invite program funding requests from nonprofit providers (outside agencies) to support delivery of vital community services. The County and Towns administer a common application with separate evaluation processes.

"Outside agencies play a crucial role in providing services to county residents," said Renee Price, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. "We rely on non-profit organizations to help fill the gaps and deliver life-enhancing programs for our families and communities to assure safe, healthy and nurturing living environments."

The FY 2020-21 Commissioner Approved Budget included funding for 50 agencies totaling $1,561,974, an increase of $71,793 from the prior year. This included funding for one new or previously unfunded agency, in the amount of $20,000.

The total Outside Agency budget for FY2021-22 is $1.72 million, which is consistent with the goal established by the Board of County Commissioners to allocate 1.2% of general fund expenses, not including education, to outside agencies.

Each quarter, agencies must report their performance objectives and provide financial receipts in order to receive funding disbursements, as outlined in funding applications and Scope of Services Performance Agreement.

For more detailed information, please visit the Funding Process page. The application deadline is Jan. 13, 2022. 

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