The City of Elizabeth City makes funds available to non-profit, tax exempt, government, or for-profit community support organizations that provide activities, programs, and services to citizens of Elizabeth City, but are beyond the City’s ability to fully support. Proposals are sought, which place emphasis on enhancing the health and quality of life of our less fortunate citizens and improving the exposure and access for children to arts and sciences activities and opportunities.
Funds for this grant come from the City of Elizabeth City’s General Fund. All Community Support Grant funding will occur during the award process in October. Off-budget funding may be granted in the rare instance that additional funds become available during the grant cycle. However, applications may include multiple dissimilar projects. Application responses must be individualized for each project.
The City Council determined a priority of services based on the needs of the community. Applications shall be analyzed for funding in accordance with the following priority of needs based on service impacts to the community, duplication of services from other agencies, other sources of agency funding, and presentation critique:
  • Arts and cultural activities, including creative and performance arts
  • Scientific literacy and exploration
  • Basic needs: food and clothing
  • Housing/Shelter: non-financial assistance
  • Health and medical treatment, including mental health
  • Recreation and athletics/sports


Once a year, the City of Elizabeth City seeks proposals for projects or services that qualify as community support initiatives. This year the City will start the Community Support Grant application process by hosting a Community Information and Pre-application Workshop to introduce our new guidelines and evaluation practices to nonprofits and other outreach groups in Elizabeth City. Attendance at the workshop is required in order to have application submittals considered.
Title: CSG Community Information & Pre-application Workship
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Council Chambers
               City Hall, 2nd Floor
               Elizabeth City, NC 27909

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at this pre-application workshop is mandatory for all CSG applicants. Although pre-registration is not required, we ask that you communicate your participation so that sufficient materials and handouts are available for all attendees. Please email Angela Cole, to RSVP. 


Proposals must be submitted using the City’s official application form. The application will be made available at the Pre-application Workshop. Applications may also be obtained from the City Manager’s office or by download. See the Information Sidebar for links to the application and other important informtion. Applications must be received for time stamp no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. Applications MUST be mailed or delivered to:

Angela Cole, Assistant City Manager
City of Elizabeth City
Municipal Administration Building
306 E Colonial Avenue, 2nd Floor
PO Box 347
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27907-0347
For more information or assistance with technical difficulties, please send emails to or telephone 252-337-6864.