Competitive funds for North Carolina law enforcement, governmental bodies and related non-profit agencies are available from the Governor's Crime Commission on an annual basis. GCC has a grant submission process with grant funding originating the first of October each year. Enrollment for federal grant applications is from November through January 31.  

Funding priorities, as determined by the Commission, are posted on the GCC web page each September.  In October and November, several training seminars geared toward efficient grant writing are offered in locations across the state.

November - January 31 - enrollment for federal grant applications opens.  Grant pre-applications are accepted via an interactive web-based form on the GCC web site.

February - March - the advisory committees of the Commission score each pre-application in their respective areas.

March - the full Commission meets to make final recommendations on which grants should be offered an opportunity to submit a full application. 

April - letters of modification conditions are sent to all pre-applicants notifying each of the status of their submission. Agencies that were selected should then submit a full application and make any changes that were noted by the GCC.

October 1 - funding for new grants begins.

Governor's Crime Commission Grant Award Workshops
All grantees are required to attend one of the grant award workshops offered in selected sites across the state. 

              The Grant Making Process

Grants are awarded to law enforcement, governmental bodies and related non-profit agencies for innovative programs in the following areas:
  • Drug Control and System Improvement
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Juvenile Accountability
  • Victims of Crime Act
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Law Enforcement
Other Open Grants 
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs - Current Grants
Grantees are to abide by certain Equal Employment Opportunity and civil rights requirements that are applicable to recipients of federal funding.  For more information, prospective grantees should review the Civil Rights Information for GCC Grantees document and contact GCC staff.