Grants and all allotments from the federal and State governments for FY 2010 comprised 15.2% of total revenues as compared to 15.5% in FY 2009. The dollar value of grants in FY 2010 was $192 million compared with $199.4 million in FY 2009, a 4% decrease. Intergovernmental revenues are likely to decline further in 2011, due in part to the scheduled expiration of temporary Stimulus funds in FY 2011 resulting in a $15-million revenue loss.
In fiscal year 2010, grant funding supported 172 service programs compared with 205 programs in 2009. Although fewer programs were funded in 2010, the remaining programs maintain a relatively high level of funding. This allows the County to address the growing demand for services while minimizing local costs. Mecklenburg County will continue to aggressively seek future competitive grants from outside sources despite anticipated losses in state/federal funding.
-- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Mecklenburg County Finance Department offers grant research and grant writing assistance. Dr. Sharon Kugelmass, instrumental in raising a significant portion of these revenues, is available to assist you in developing outside funding opportunities.
View our presentation for a basic understanding of the art of writing a winning grant proposal.
The County makes an online grants locator database available at no cost to you or your department. You may gain access to the system by signing the User Agreement and returning it to the Finance Department. You will be contacted to activate your account and receive online system training, if desired.
Learn more about Grants Locator Software.
Federal grants seekers:
For information on federal grant opportunities and application procedures, please see the federal grants website, http://www.grants.gov.
One Less Step for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant Applicants
Mecklenburg County has completed a federal Assurance of Compliance form, indicating compliance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Civil Rights Act legislation and related anti-discrimination provisions.
If you apply for a federal DHHS grant in future, you do not need to repeat this process, but simply reference Mecklenburg County's compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and related requirements as of February 2007 and May 17, 2005.
To access the County's NEW federal on-line e-application process and instructions, please see County CCR Process.
For more information or assistance: Sharon.Kugelmass@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Hands-on-training and assistance is available upon request.
Sample Logic Model and worksheet
What to Ask Potential Funders
Foundation Center Online Directory - PLCMC
Partners in Out-of-School Time
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Bureau of Justice Administration Center for Program Evaluation
Grants Information Collection, the University of Wisconsin
http://grants.library.wisc.edu/federal.html (Guide to Federal Grants)
Grants Locator Software Customer Survey
New State and Federal Grants
Trends in Grants Funding
Other Publications and Reports