Through our community-focused grant program, NC IDEA ENGAGE, we support individuals and organizations by helping them offer new programs and community events, and generally facilitate activity that brings like-minded folks together to support entrepreneurship activity.

NC IDEA ENGAGE serves as a way for us to become aware of entrepreneurial activity throughout the state and support those efforts to create and build connections that will make a stronger statewide ecosystem.

Communities that enjoy entrepreneurially led economic development are investing in future economic stability and greater quality of life. If you have a program, activity or need that supports companies who have ambitions to grow to more than 50 employees and millions of dollars of revenue, we invite you to apply for an NC IDEA ENGAGE grant. We accept applications on a rolling basis.