With more than $20,942.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $15,308.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in North Carolina. There are 169,798 business establishments in the state of North Carolina, and they break down to the following:

North Carolina Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 100,226 registered businesses in North Carolina have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 29,242 registered businesses in North Carolina have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 18,000 registered businesses in North Carolina have 10-19 employees.
  • 15,371 registered businesses in North Carolina have 20-99 employees.
  • 3,547 registered businesses in North Carolina have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 3,412 registered businesses in North Carolina have over 500 employees.

North Carolina Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 22,442 registered businesses in North Carolina are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 11,667 registered businesses in North Carolina are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 18,494 registered businesses in North Carolina are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 22,352 registered businesses in North Carolina are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 53,000 farms in the state of North Carolina.

Starting and managing a small business in North Carolina is not an easy task. Over $124,323,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of North Carolina and more than 27,704 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in North Carolina, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in North Carolina, contact North Carolina financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in North Carolina are browsing from the following cities: Pineville, Garland, Winston-Salem, Ennice, Reidsville, Stem, Ruffin, Milton, Hampstead, Knightdale

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R4 0108)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R4 0108
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,461,828
Outreach Funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 – NORTH CAROLINA (Apply for USDA NRCS NC MULTI 21 NOFO0001082)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS NC MULTI 21 NOFO0001082
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Technical Assistance for Conservation Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 – NORTH CAROLINA (Apply for USDA NRCS MULTI NC 21 NOFO0001060)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MULTI NC 21 NOFO0001060
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $450,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R04 1882)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R04 1882
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $22,359,782
Centers for Independent Living Competition - North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACL AOD IL 0420)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACL AOD IL 0420
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $340,599
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington Counties, North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1693)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1693
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,278,955
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Robeson County, North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1692)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1692
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,933,795
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- The City of Asheville, and Buncombe and Madison Counties, North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1694)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1694
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,914,115
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Franklin, Vance, Warren and Granville Counties, North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1673)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1673
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,479,516
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties, North Carolina (Apply for HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1677)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R04 1677
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $8,562,352

 

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