NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM supports innovative and transformational ideas that can strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Both nonprofit and for profit organizations within North Carolina are eligible for NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM.

The following entities are not eligible for NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM:

  • Endowments, capital campaigns or other fundraising events
  • Lobbying organizations, political parties or labor organizations
  • Fraternal groups
  • Individuals

During an active solicitation, applicants may request any amount of funding up to but not exceeding $250,000. Scheduled payments should align with specific activities, and funding may be allocated up to but not exceeding 36 months from grant award.

There is currently no outside solicitation for proposals.

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