Welcome to the North Carolina Arts Council’s grants dashboard! This is your one-stop shop to apply, complete paperwork, acknowledge, and submit reports for grants, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Staff Contact

Tanya McGuire
Grants Manager
(919) 814-6514

Barbette Hunter
Grants Coordinator
(919) 814-6507

Apply for a Grant

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Are you ready to apply for a grant? First, make sure you have read the eligibility requirements and guidelines for the artist or organization grant you are applying for and talked to your staff contact at the N.C. Arts Council. Once you have done all this and gathered the information you need, apply in GO Smart, our online grants application and reporting portal.

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Complete your grant contract & documentation

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Have you been notified by email that you’ve received a grant award? If so, you are in the right place. In addition to signing the general terms and conditions document (instructions to submit via DocuSign were provided in your award email), you must complete the documents we list below in order to receive your grant funds.

Grantee instructions

Please make sure to read the grantee requirements to ensure you are in compliance with our policies. 

Grantee documentation

Note: All forms can be completed and emailed in a bundle to the NCAC Grants Office at ncac.grantsoffice@ncdcr.gov unless otherwise noted.

Form Notes
State of NC W9 Form Fill in ALL required fields, and make sure the date on the form falls within the project period.
Conflict of Interest policy template For non-government organizations; signed and dated within the last year.
No overdue tax debt form for individuals or non-government organizations MUST be notarized.
Accessibility checklist For organizations to submit via Microsoft form at the link; get a preview of information collected on the checklist.
Cash request form ONLY if your grant award is federally funded; check back in your award email if you are unsure.
Electronic payment form ONLY if you wish to receive your funds electronically or if your banking information has changed.
Revised budget – complete in GO Smart ONLY if you were instructed to submit a revised budget; check back in your award email if you are unsure.


Acknowledge your grants funds 

Acknowledge your grant funds

When you receive a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, you are required to use our logo with tagline. We encourage you to place this on your website, use it in your print and electronic newsletters, and on as many materials as possible. Additionally, we require all grantees to send thank you letters to their state legislators. These letters foster appreciation and understanding of the impact of our grants with people who make funding decisions.

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Submit Final Reports

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Recipients of grants from the N.C. Arts Council are required to submit a final report for each grant received. All final reports will now be submitted electronically. Head to GO Smart, our online grants application and reporting portal, to complete your final report. After you have submitted your final report you will print, sign, scan, then email a copy of the entire report to the NCAC Grants Office at ncac.grantsoffice@ncdcr.gov.