New Hanover County is committed to providing financial assistance to nonprofit agencies which assist the county in carrying out its mission and strategic objectives as outlined in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Non-county agency funding is distributed on an annual basis through an established process that ensures transparency, accountability, and consistency in the funding of non-county agencies. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and allocation of funding, please review the Non-County Agency Funding Policy.
The funding process is as follows:
November 9 & 10: Training for Non-County Agencies on FY22-23 Process
November 12: Non-County Agency Funding Application posted on website
January 10: Non-County Agency Funding applications due
February 7 – March 24: Non-County Agency Funding Committee deliberations
March 28: Non-County Agency Funding Committee Recommendations due to County Manager
May 12: FY22-23 Recommended Budget informally presented to Board of Commissioners
May 16: FY22-23 Recommended Budget formally presented to Board of Commissioners
June 6: Public Hearing on FY22-23 Recommended Budget
June 20: Board Adopts FY22-23 Budget
Please note, mid-year requests for funding may be recommended to the Board of County Commissioners by the County Manager or one or more commissioners at a public meeting, however mid-year requests are an exception, not the rule.