Grants & Funding

Preparing for New Funding Cycles

Local governments and partner organizations in the region are eligible for an expansive number of funding opportunities, including many new or expanded pots of money. These competitive grants are an incredibly chance for our region to access more money for key priorities and think strategically about projects. Resources below can help with coordination and planning.

State Funding

  • Database of North Carolina grant programs

Federal Funding

October 1st is the start of a new Fiscal Year for the federal government. It is never too early to get started developing grant applications, even if a new Notice of Funding is yet to be released. Here are TJCOG's tips for making the most of federal funding opportunities:

  • Use this annual forecast of grants to plan your approach.
  • Begin your application using last year's Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). Funding will follow similar guidelines if administrations have not changed.
  • Submitted a project during the FY21 funding cycle that wasn't awarded? Ask for feedback from the funding agency before they release their newest NOFO.
  • Learn about building competitive federal proposals in this webinar with Leslie Mozingo.
Foundations
  • Investigate other funding options, using our Foundation Funding database below. 

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Formerly IIJA)

In the coming months, there will be significant focus and resources on the newly passed $1.2 trillion legislation that reauthorizes national surface transportation legislation and authorizes $550 billion in spending on roads and bridges, public transit and clean energy, broadband connectivity, community resilience, clean water, and more.

TJCOG is committed to working with our local governments to take advantage of these dollars and access additional investments for our region's future. Questions about BIL can be directed to Alana Keegan, akeegan@tjcog.org.

Resources

Federal Agency Priorities & Implementation

American Rescue Plan & COVID-19 Recovery

 

 

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REGIONAL GRANTS ALERT

 

Learn about TJCOG's Grant Assistance Program