Renewal Grant Program

The Renewal Grant Program (RGP) was established in 2020 for all previous year grantees from the Annual Grant Program in good standing with the ABC Board. The Renewal Grant Program provides a simpler application process for trusted partners. Renewal grants are considered step-down funding to help organizations become less reliant on ABC Board funding and take initiative to secure new funding for their important projects.

Grants will be awarded up to $40,000 for a one-year project period in FY 2025, depending on and in alignment with the applicant's project and at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Renewal grants are awarded through a competitive process and funding is not guaranteed. FY 2024 AGP and RGP grantees are eligible to apply. Estimated number of awards is 15.

Eligibility Guidelines
Funding is restricted to organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Current annual and renewal grant partners in good standing with the ABC Board. The Renewal Grant Program is NOT open to new applicants. Current partners are NOT guaranteed funding by the ABC Board and must apply for the SAME project funded in the previous year.
  • Renewal grant partners must have:
    • Board-approved budgets for the current and two (2) previous fiscal years to show three (3) consecutive years of growth.
    • Renewal applicants are trusted partners – no financial documents other than budgets will be required; however, applicants are required to certify in the application that the organization has not had any significant changes in organizational financial stability since its last grant award.
    • Applicants must have current active NC Charitable Solicitation License (CSL) or exempt status with the NC Secretary of State (NCSOS). Before applying for a grant, please check your organization's status HERE. If you do not have a CSL, exempt status, or your license has expired, please apply, or renew at this time. The ABC Board will require proof of application to the NCSOS to move forward in the grant process. The CSL number or evidence of exempt status will be required to receive a grant award.

Grant Deadlines

Grant Application
Opens: November 2, 2023
Closes: November 27, 2023
By invitation only as trusted partner

Current grantees in good standing with the ABC Board will be invited to apply through a link to the grant application in Foundant. This link will come via email through Foundant to both the Executive Director/CEO and the primary contact, if different.

The ABC Board is Here to Help!
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP - CLOSED: The FY 2025 Renewal Grant Program
Virtual Pre-Grant Workshop was held on November 2, 2023, from 11:30 AM-
12:30 PM.

Application Requirements

  • Renewal funding is for proven existing projects with no changes.
  • All renewal grants are for a one-year project period.
  • Although matching funds are not a requirement of the Renewal Grant Program, all applicants are encouraged to demonstrate financial commitment to their grant project.
  • Annual grants moving into the renewal process are evaluated against each other in a competitive process.
  • In addition to other measures, grant evaluation looks for demonstrated compliance and adequate project progress in relation to proposed outcomes in considering the renewal.
  • Agency site visits will be scheduled with applicant organizations as deemed appropriate by the Grants Evaluation Team as part of the grant evaluation process.
  • Agencies with a renewal grant are eligible to apply for the Annual Grant Program in the same year for a DIFFERENT project only.
  • Two (2) grant goal reports are required, due at six (6) months and at the end of the grant period.
  • As always, human interest stories and photos are required to share the good work of the grantees and the ABC Board. Please be prepared to take photos and get participant testimonials during the grant project.

Required Application Documents
Prior to beginning the application, be sure to download and carefully read the Renewal Grant Program documents. By previewing the documents there will be no surprises and the application process will go more smoothly. Links to all documents are found in the application in Foundant. These documents include:

  • FY 2025 RGP Guidelines & Terms
  • FY 2025 RGP Project Evaluation Form
  • FY 2025 RGP Budget Worksheet Instructions
  • FY 2025 RGP Budget Template

Getting Started
Getting started means getting organized! This will help applicants to prepare a better grant application.

Begin by updating any information in Foundant that may have changed. It is important to keep contact information current so that communications from the ABC Board are not missed. Go to the ABC Board’s online grants management system at Foundant to make updates to the organization’s profile. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.

If you have trouble finding your account reach out to Terry Albanese, Program Officer Consultant HERE.

Project & Technical Assistance
For assistance with the Renewal Grant Program or Foundant, please contact Terry Albanese, Program Officer Consultant HERE.

Helpful Information
These additional resources may help to answer some of your questions:


FY 2025 RGP Grant Cycle Application Documents



ABC Board FY25 RGP-CHWGP Project Evaluation Form-FINAL-L





FY 2024 RGP-Reimbursement Request template-fill-in

FY2024 RGP RFP Budget Summary Template-FINAL

FY2024 MeckABC Grant-Program Contract Amendment Form