External Agency


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.

Link Neighborly Software Participant PortalList of External Agency Awards for the current fiscal yearTimeline of the External Agency Funding Process

The application process for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 External Agency funding is CLOSED.



Please call Brandon Edwards (704) 920-6263 or fill out a form HERE with "Grants" as the topic.

If you have questions regarding the application materials for Fiscal Year 2023-24 Funding, please see the links below:

Summary of City-offered Grants (Adobe PDF)
Neighborly Software Presentation

To request payment of your General or Utility Fund(s) grant award from Fiscal Year 2023 or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant award, please do so through the Neighborly grant application portal.

Budget & Performance Manager

Lesley Reder
(704) 920-5263