Grants and Gifts

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 00:00

N.C. Parks and Recreation Authority Approves $13.7 Million for State Parks Capital Improvement Projects Across North Carolina

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), recently approved $13.7 million to fund 11 capital improvement projects for North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The Authority approved the investments at its first quarterly meeting in 2023, held virtually on Jan. 9.

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 00:00

N.C. Historic Sites Receive Grant Funding to Expand Online Accessibility

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The N.C. Division of Historic Sites and Properties, part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, has received a grant of $468,403.60, which will help pay for programming aimed at closing the digital divide for North Carolina residents.

The grant will promote increased availability and accessibility of online content at state historic sites by hiring a part-time digital inclusion coordinator and underwriting broadband subscription costs for visitors at historic sites and properties.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 00:00

$6.3 Million in Grant Funds Awarded to 55 North Carolina Science Centers

Thursday, October 06, 2022

From the Highlands Biological Station to the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Grandfather Mountain to Port Discover, 55 science centers across the state have been awarded $6.3 million in special grants as part of the North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. Funding for these special grants is made possible by the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as directed by the 2021 State Budget.

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 00:00

President James K. Polk State Historic Site Receives Technology Award

Friday, September 16, 2022

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) has awarded the President James K.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 00:00

N.C. African American Heritage Commission Awarded Planning Grant for Inclusive Public Art Project and Call for Artists

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (NCAAHC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 planning grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR). The planning grant is one of 20 awarded statewide, which will be used for community engagement and to move toward submitting full proposals for a potential inclusive public art installation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 00:00

Brunswick Town Fort Anderson to Receive Federal Preservation Grant

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A North Carolina state historic site, one of the earliest places of American Revolutionary War resistance against the British, was recently selected to receive federal preservation grant funding.

Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow, N.C., will receive a $500,000 grant through the Semiquincentennial Grant Program commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
The program is administered through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). 

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 00:00

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funds Projects at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and Town Creek Indian Mound

Monday, August 08, 2022

The national Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded two separate grants to fund projects at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site. Both facilities are part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 00:00

State Library Announces Federal Grants to Local Libraries

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The State Library of North Carolina announces the 2022-2023 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year's federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of North Carolina's libraries through programs and services available under the North Carolina LSTA Five Year Plan. The 37 awards, totaling $2,047,954, go to local library projects that:

     • Strengthen Capacity
     • Expand Access
     • Engage Communities

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 00:00

N.C. Land and Water Fund Awards $60.4 Million to Protect Natural Areas, Waterways, Historic Sites and Military Buffers

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund awarded grants in September and December totaling $60.4 million, providing funds for 83 projects that will protect North Carolina’s land and water from the mountains to the coast, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 00:00

NEA announces over $33 million in project funding nationally, including $540,000 for North Carolina arts organizations and artists

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its first round of recommended awards for the fiscal year 2022, totaling nearly $33.2 million, on Jan. 11. Of that amount, $540,000 was awarded to 28 North Carolina grant recipients from arts organizations, universities, theater companies, discipline-specific festivals, and museums.