We are officially kicking off our Fall 2021 Grants Cycle with the return of in-person information sessions throughout the state in July and August. The sessions will highlight NC IDEA’s two upcoming grant opportunities supporting ambitious, growth-oriented companies:

  • NC IDEA MICRO awards small, project-based grants in the amount of $10K to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.
  • NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster. The $50K grants are awarded to innovative startups with a proven concept – even if they are not yet profitable.

Interested applicants may attend any of the following information sessions to learn more about NC IDEA’s grant opportunities and gain insight on how to write a competitive application. Learn more on how to apply, what NC IDEA looks for in an application and which opportunity may be most appropriate and beneficial for you and your company.

*An additional Information Session is planned for Wilmington. The date will be announced here and shared via social in the coming days.

In addition to the information sessions, applicants can also schedule Virtual Office Hours between August 2nd and August 27th to get answers to your specific questions.



NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open August 2, 2021 and close August 30, 2021 at 5:00pm EST.