ABC Grant Program

FY 2022 Community Health & Wellness Grant Program

The Mecklenburg County ABC Board's Community Health & Wellness Grant Program application period opens on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:00 am and closes on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

This competitive grant cycle is open to all qualifying Mecklenburg County non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organizations exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or governmental entities such as the State of North Carolina and its agencies, municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the State. Fiscal agent/sponsorship arrangements will not be considered. All 501(c)(3) determination letters must be located in and serving residents of Mecklenburg County.

Funding is only available for education, prevention, treatment and/or research of alcohol and/or substance abuse (substance use disorder) per Chapter 18B-805 (h) of the North Carolina General Statutes. 

The ABC Board presented a virtual pre-grant information pre-workshop March 1st. The workshop presentation can be downloaded HERE.

Each year, the ABC Board demonstrates its strong commitment to investing in the community by awarding grants to support innovative programs and services that lead to interventions or strategies that prevent or combat alcohol and/or substance abuse. For FY 2022, the ABC Board will disburse up to $750,000 in grant funds to applicants that have gone through the evaluation process and have been recommended for an award by the Grants Evaluation Team.

Once the application period opens on March 1, ABC Board staff will only provide technical assistance to applicants through the end of the grant cycle. All programmatic questions must be addressed prior to March 1. Please contact Terry Albanese, Grant-Making Consultant, at with questions.

The ABC Board looks forward to partnering with qualified non-profit organizations to collectively address substance use disorder challenges and find solutions that lead to improving the overall health and wellness of Mecklenburg County residents.

Find out more about the ABC Board’s current grant partners under "Our Giving History" tab.