Directed Grants

The North Carolina state budget may include legislatively directed grants to non-state entities. These grants provide a specific amount of state funds be directed to a named organization for a purpose described in the appropriations act in which the grant was included. The state agency responsible for administering the grant will be named in the same appropriations legislation.

These grants have a variety of funding sources and can be funded with recurring or nonrecurring funds.  All state grants are subject to corresponding statutes and rules, most notably G.S. 143C-6-23 and 09 NCAC 03M.  

This page provides general directed grants information and a database grant recipients can use to locate contact information for each grant's administrator. 

If your grant is administered by OSBM, please visit our OSBM Administered Grants page. 

All information provided in the directed grants database should be deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For the most accurate information consult the North Carolina General Assembly and the appropriate appropriations act and or technical corrections acts.  

Recipients should look closely at 1) which state agency is administering their award and 2) the source of funds for the award.   

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Additional information including required forms and a general overview of the process to receive a grant is provided in the FAQ section of this page. For information on the general requirements of Directed Grants, please see the State Budget Manual Section 3.15. Recent appropriations acts include SL 2021-180S.L. 2021-189S.L. 2022-6 and S.L. 2022-74


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