Grant Application


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Aging Coalition is pleased to announce the renewal of its annual Special Projects Grant. The SPG is awarded to a coalition of agencies or independent practitioners in support of a special project that benefits older adults in Mecklenburg County

The criteria is as follows:

  • The project narrative must describe the project in detail.
  • The project must be collaborative in nature.
  • The project must be in direct response to one of the written purposes of CMAC and clearly identify what part of the purpose statement the project will address:
    • “The purpose of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Aging Coalition (CMAC) shall be to facilitate inter-agency cooperation, identify critical issues and promote response strategies with regard to the aging population.”
  • The project must benefit older adults, or a cohort of, in Mecklenburg County.
  • The application must include a budget that specifically outlines how funds will be used.
  • The application must include a needs assessment of why the Project is needed.

Special Project Grant applicants must:

  • Submit a cover page with the names of all individuals and/ or agencies; their mission, vision, or purpose statements; representatives; and the contact information for the SPG applicant liaison.
  • Submit a coherent, well-organized, typed application statement that addresses the above criteria.
  • Include printed and signed signatures of all participants.
  • Date and page number their application.
  • Submit their applications via email to Heather Porter at
  • Grant applications are due no later than Friday, April 19. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, May 22. The winning applicant team will be recognized at the June 12 CMAC meeting. The winner will be asked share how the grant helps to fulfill their mission.

SPG Requirements Include the Following:

  • Project must be completed within 12 months of the Award (no later than June 30, 2020).
  • The Agency may request funds 6 months prior to use of the funds (from the Treasurer of CMAC).
  • The Agency must acknowledge CMAC as source of funding on any printed materials paid for by the Project.
  • The Agency must provide invoices (or other documentation) for all expenditures.
  • The Agency must provide a complete report and evaluation of the project to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Aging Coalition within three months of the end of the project including documentation of expenditures AND ANY UNEXPENDED FUNDS MUST BE RETURNED TO CMAC AT THAT TIME

The CMAC Special Projects Grant is capped at $1,000.