NC Budget and Tax Center

“Pork” proliferates in the 2018-19 budget

We saw once again this week that backrooms and private meetings are the native habitat of that never-endangered species, political pork. When legislative leaders pulled the curtain back to reveal their 2018-19 budget, it became quickly apparent that deviating from the traditional budget-writing process gave political pork room to grow and proliferate. To be clear, many of these line-items go to reasonable and valuable projects, but the unusually opaque process should give everyone heartburn.

By our count, appropriations that could be seen as pork add up to nearly $35 million in this year’s budget (see table below for the full list). While many of these projects serve important public services, this kind of legislative process is the wrong way to make good policy.

Building budgets is inherently about priorities and investing in the communities that everyone can thrive in.  There is often debate about how much to invest in education versus health care or parks versus roads, and that is particularly acute when lawmakers continue to limit what is possible with a focus on cutting taxes year after year.

But what is most clear over time in the difficult choices of budgeting is that the legislative process does a poor job of making more nuanced decisions about which town deserves a new roof for its community center, or which food bank most desperately needs an infusion of funds. The budget, in the end, should be about prioritizing the systems that will connect every place and every person to the services they need to thrive.

After all, legislators can’t be expected to understand enough about every community’s needs to make wise choices about which specific projects to fund, and even if they could, political pressures and legislative deal-making often intrude on the efficient use of public funds. In large part, the executive branch exists precisely to make specific allocations of funds more evidence-based and rooted in merit. Administrative agencies have the expertise and processes in place to minimize the influence of politics, require that local needs are well-documented, and ensure that recipients of public funds are accountable. Very little of this exists when the legislature steps in and starts directing funds to extremely specific local projects.

Even if many of the specific local projects funded in the current budget have merit, we have no idea how these priorities were chosen or which vital local needs are going unmet. (We also don’t know how the General Assembly’s experiment worked with the last round of hyper-local investments in the final budget last year. Is there evidence out there that taxpayers got a positive return?)

North Carolina has many systems in place to ensure that public funds are spent intelligently and transparently, but the amount of pork in this year’s budget represents a step in the wrong direction.

Patrick McHugh is an Economic Analyst for the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center.

Pork in 2018 N.C. Budget

Comittee/DepartmentName of AppropriationDescriptionAmount
TOTAL$34,915,135
EducationEastern North Carolina STEMProvides funds to the State Board of Education to contract with an independent entity to administer a residential STEM enrichment program for underserved students. Participation in the program is limited to students enrolled in Northampton County Schools, Weldon City Schools, Roanoke Rapids City Schools, Halifax County Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, and KIPP Pride High School in Gaston, NC.$400,000
Muddy SneakersProvides a grant-in-aid to Muddy Sneakers to support its experiential learning programs that aim to improve the science aptitude of 5th graders through supplemental, hands-on field instruction of the State science standards$400,000
Cabarrus County Education FoundationProvides a grant-in-aid to the Cabarrus County Education Foundation. The Foundation provides programs to help students reach their full potential, to encourage educators, and to build a community that invests in and advocates for Cabarrus County Schools$250,000
School Security EquipmentProvides a grant-in-aid to Johnston County Schools, Lee County Schools, and Harnett County Schools to purchase school security equipment. Funds are to be split equally between the three districts.$250,000
Henderson County Public SchoolsProvides a grant-in-aid to Henderson County Public Schools to expand its "Leader in Me" pilot program.$200,000
Tri-County Early CollegeProvides a grant-in-aid to the Tri-County Early College in Cherokee County to support the creation of an Innovation Lab, including a work area where students will design, build, and test their projects.$200,000
Stop the BleedProvides a grant-in-aid to Transylvania County Schools for the purchase of bleeding control kits in 250 classrooms as well as associated training licenses.$126,950
Webb Street SchoolProvides a grant-in-aid to Gaston County Schools for the creation of a handicapped-accessible playground at the Webb Street School.$100,000
Avery County SchoolsProvides a grant-in-aid to Avery County Schools to support improvements and renovations at Avery County High School.$100,000
United Way of Alamance CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to the United Way of Alamance County to support "The Leader in Me," a school-wide process that transforms the culture of the school and instills students with the key skills that businesses and educators have identified as vital for success in the 21st Century.$75,000
Franklin County Education FoundationProvides a grant-in-aid to the Franklin County Education Foundation. Funds will support 600 grants of $100 each to reimburse teachers in Franklin County for purchases of classroom supplies.$60,000
Gaston County SchoolsProvides a grant-in-aid to Gaston County Schools. Funds totaling $12,500 each are to be distributed each to Chapel Grove, HH Beam, Lingerfeldt, and Belmont Central elementary schools.$50,000
Town of Holly SpringsProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Holly Springs to support the Mayor's Anti-Bullying Program, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board; the School Safety Program, and the Teacher Classroom Supply program.$50,000
REAL School Gardens' Carolinas RegionProvides a grant-in-aid to REAL School Gardens' Carolinas Region to rpvode teachers with tools and training to implement effective experiential lessons outdoors$50,000
Pitt County SchoolsProvides a grant-in-aid to Pitt County Schools for school safety efforts$50,000
Communities in Schools of Cape FearProvides a grant-in-aid to Communities in Schools of Cape Fear in New Hanover County.$45,000
Reach Out and ReadProvides a grant-in-aid to the Greater Wayne Children's Health Foundation for the Reach Out and Read Program.$35,000
Swain County High SchoolProvides a grant-in-aid to Swain County Schools for a driveway at Swain County High School.$35,000
Communities Supporting Schools of WayneProvides a grant-in-aid to Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne in Wayne County.$30,000
New Dimensions Charter SchoolProvides a grant-in-aid to the New Dimensions Charter School in Burke County for the construction of new classrooms.$25,000
Cary Chamber of CommerceProvides a grant-in-aid to the Cary Chamber of Commerce to support the Cary Teacher Classroom Supply Program or a similar public education support program.$25,000
Clay County SchoolsProvides a grant-in-aid to Clay County Schools for the construction of a guardrail at Clay County Middle School.$15,000
Columbus Career and College AcademyProvides a grant-in-aid to Columbus County Schools to support the operations of the Columbus Career and College Academy.$10,000
Robeson County Career CenterProvides a grant-in-aid to the Public Schools of Robeson County for the purchase of classroom equipment at the Robeson County Career Center$10,000
Robeson Early College High SchoolProvides a grant-in-aid to the Public Schools of Robeson County to support the FIRST Robotics program at Robeson Early College High School.$7,500
NC Community College SystemGaston College Veterinary TechnologyProvides a grant-in-aid to Gaston College for the Veterinary Technology Building project. Funds will be used for construction and equipment needs.$1,000,000
Anspack Advanced Manufacturing SchoolProvides a grant-in-aid to the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School at the Mayland Community College, Yancey County Campus. Funds will support equipment and operational needs at the school. The revised net appropriation for this school is $513,800 in FY 2018-19.$513,800
NC Center for Viticulture and EnologyProvides a grant-in-aid for the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology at Surry Community College. Funds will be used to support expanded programming in alternative farming systems with an emphasis on hydroponics.$500,000
Forsyth Tech Center for Advanced ManufacturingProvides a grant-in-aid to Forsyth Tech Community College. Funds will support the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.$400,000
Richmond Community CollegeProvides nonrecurring funds for Richmond Community College in order to reduce the FTE determination disparity between short-term workforce training and curriculum programs in FY 2018-19$300,000
South Piedmont Community CollegeProvides a grant-in-aid for South Piedmont Community College. Funds will support the improvement of career and technical education (CTE) programs in applied science and technology.$266,524
Carteret Community College Aquaculture ProgramProvides a grant-in-aid to Carteret Community College for the Shellfish Aquaculture Demonstration Center, a collaboration between NC Sea Grant and Carteret Community College. Funds will be used to construct a shelter covering an outdoor area that holds nursery tanks and a work space for building aquaculture gear, sorting, processing, and handling product.$150,000
Johnston County Community CollegeProvides a grant-in-aid for Johnston County Community College. Funds will support the Fire Tower Training Facility on campus.$200,000
South Piedmont Allied Health and NursingProvides a grant-in-aid for South Piedmont Community College Allied Health and Nursing Program. Funds will support equipment replacement needs in FY 2018-19.$143,588
Wilkes Culinary Arts BuldingProvides a grant-in-aid to Wilkes County Community College. Funds will be used for equipment needs for the new Culinary Arts Building on campus.$50,000
Logistics Management Grant-in-AidProvides a grant-in-aid to NC Wesleyan College for $250,000
for logistics management.
$250,000
Grants in aidProvides a grant in aid to the following organizations:Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council, Inc. $100,000
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County
$25,000
SAFE in Lenoir County $12,500
Turning Point in Monroe, NC $25,000
$162,500
Information TechnologyMontreat College GrantMontreat College Grant Provides a grant of $2 million to Montreat College for the creation of a Cybersecurity Regional Training Center.$2,000,000
Handsof Hope Medical ClinicProvides funding for the Hands of Hope Medical Clinic$50,000
Give Kids a SmileProvides funding for Give Kids a Smile$35,000
HealthyQuestProvides funding to HealthQuest to provide free prescription
medicine to low-income and indigent persons.
$25,000
Wayne Action Team for Community Health (WATCH)Provides funding to WATCH, a safety-net healthcare provider
in Wayne County
$30,000
Ada Jenkins CenterProvides funding for safety-net healthcare services and food
assistance in Davidson County
$25,000
Free Clinic of ReidsvilleProvides funding to the Free Clinic of Reidsville.
$250,000
C.W. Williams Community Health CenterProvides funding to the C.W. Williams Community Health
Center for building repairs and upgrades.
$600,000
Onslow Community Ministries IncProvides funding for renovation of the agency's soup kitchen.$100,000
Second Harvest Foodbank of Northwest NCProvides funding for the Second Harvest Foodbank of
Northwest NC in Winston Salem, NC.
$50,000
Make A Difference Food Pantry
Provides funding for the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt.
Olive, NC
$7,500
Loaves and Fishes of Union County
Provides funding to Loaves and Fishes of Union County to
provide food assistance to families in crisis.
$25,000
Backpack Ministry, Inc. Provides funding for Backpack Ministry, Inc.$50,000
Wayne Initiative for School HealthProvides Funding for the Wayne Initiative for School Health$35,000
Alamance Partnership for ChildrenProvides funding for the Alamance Partnership for Children.$50,000
Wilkes Community Partnership for Children Fund CodeProvides funding to the Wilkes Community Partnership for
Children for a mobile produce market.
$50,000
The Outreach CenterFunding is provided to The Outreach Center in Morgantown, NC$75,000
StepUp WilmingtonProvides funding to StepUp Wilmington.$30,000
Union County Crisis Assistance MinistryProvides funding for the Union County Crisis Assistance
Ministry
$25,000
Northern Moore Family Resource CenterProvides funding to the Northern Moore Family Resource
Center for expansion of services at Hope Academy.
$25,000
Kernersville FoundationProvides funds to the Kernersville Foundation for the Crisis
Control Center, the Shepherd's Center and Next Step
Ministries.
$50,000
North American Mission Board
Provides funding for the North American Mission Board for the
Inner City Housing Ministries in Winston-Salem.
$50,000
Crossnore School and Children's HomeProvides funds for Crossnore School and Children's Home.$150,000
Children's Homes of Cleveland CountyProvides funding to the Children's Homes of Cleveland
County.
$50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of WilmingtonProvides funding for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wilmington.$40,000
Allied Churches of Alamance County, Inc. (ACAC)Provides funding to ACAC for their emergency shelter.$50,000
Cleveland County Rescue MissionProvides funds for the Cleveland County Rescue Mission.$127,000
Town of SanfordProvides funding to the Town of Sanford to support services for persons experiencing homelessness.$57,000
3 Open Door Community CenterProvides funds to the Open Door Community Center in
Washington, NC.
$100,000
Memory Center CharlotteProvides funding for the Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation - Memory Center in Charlotte$125,000
Friends of the Homeless Shelter KinstonProvides funds to the Friends of the Homeless Shelter in
Kinston, NC.
$10,000
East Arcadia Senior CenterProvides funding to the East Arcadia Senior Center for the
purchase of a building.
$25,000
Lincoln County Senior CenterProvides funding to the Lincoln County Senior Center for the
following purposes: $56,155 for the Senior Center to
purchase a van and $175,000 for senior center furnishing and
technology.
$231,155
South Granville Senior CenterProvides funds for the South Granville Senior Center.
$5,000
Person County Senior CenterProvides funds for the Person County Senior Center.$5,000
Senior Resources of GuilfordProvides funding to Senior Resources of Guilford for the
renovation of a new building.
250,00
Montgomery County Council on AgingProvides funding to the Montgomery County Council on Aging
for acquiring a new building.
$125,000
Columbus CountyProvides funds to Columbus County to purchase a van to be
shared by the 7 Columbus County senior center
$20,000
Linden LodgeProvides funding for Linden Lodge in Aberdeen, NC to support
recovery of people with serious and persistent mental illness.
$10,000
GiGi's PlayhouseProvides funding for GiGi's Playhouse in Raleigh$50,000
Moore CountyProvides funding to Moore County for the purchase of
naloxone for first responders.
$10,000
Anson CountyProvides funding to Anson County for the purchase of naloxone for first responders.$10,000
Scotland CountyProvides funding to Scotland County for the purchase of
naloxone for first responders
$10,000
Richmond CountyProvides funding to Richmond County for the purchase of naloxone for first responders.$10,000
New Broughton Hospital Opening
Provides funding to open and staff the new Broughton
Hospital. The funding allows for a phased hiring process for
new administrative, support, and clinical staff to prepare for
the move and serve additional patients when new 85 beds are
opened. The annualized additional operating costs for the new
facility shall not exceed $19.0 million in total requirements and
$15.1 million in net State appropriations.
$169,000
TROSA FacilityProvides $6 million in funding for a TROSA Facility in the Triad
Area
$6,000,000
Wilkes County FacilityProvides funds for a facility based crisis center in Wilkes County.$1,400,000
Samaritan ColonyProvides funding for Samaritan Colony in Rockingham, NC for
addiction recovery services for women.
$50,000
The Arc of Union/ Cabarrus CountyProvides funding for The Arc of Union/Cabarrus County for
services to support individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities.
$25,000
The Bridge To Recovery
Provides funding for The Bridge To Recovery in Monroe for
treatment of individuals recovering from substance abuse.
$300,000
Rapid Response Team for Opioids
Provides funding for Guildford County Rapid Response Team.$50,000
8 Holy AngelsProvides funding for Holy Angels of Gaston County for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.$500,000
Reality MinistriesProvides funding for Reality Ministries for the support of teens
and adults with developmental disabilities.
$50,000
Justice & Public SafetyGrants in AidProvides grants-in-aid for public safety-related projects as
follows:
-- $250,000 to Davie County for the construction of a
multi-use public safety training facility in Mocksville;
-- $10,000 to Sampson County for planning and
engineering of the Sampson County EMS building;
-- $25,000 to Moore Buddies Mentoring, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, for the support of at-risk kids in need of a
positive adult role model;
-- $15,000 to the Whiteville Rescue Unit, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, for the purchase of a swift water boat, a motor,
and a trailer;
-- $25,000 to Burke County REACT Team #3420, Inc., a
501(c)(3) nonprofit, for the purchase and repair of
emergency vehicles used in assisting county and
municipal agencies in emergency management.
$325,000
Natural and Economic ResourcesCity of EdenProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Eden for expansion of municipal water lines for future industrial customers.$1,000,000
Southport Maritime MuseumProvides a grant-in-aid to the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.$95,000
Historic Burke Foundation, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to the Historic Burke Foundation, Inc., for repair and renovation of the Historic McDowell House and appurtenant structures.$50,000
NC Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to the NC Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame.$150,000
Sampson County History MuseumProvides a grant-in-aid to the Sampson County History Museum for the Veterans Exhibit.$40,000
Tobacco Farm Life MuseumProvides a grant-in-aid to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum for operating expenses.$21,000
Town of KenansvilleProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Kenansville for historic preservation projects.$15,000
Town of Wake ForestProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Wake Forest for the Ailey Young House rehabilitation project.$100,000
Wilkes Heritage MuseumProvides a grant-in-aid to the Wilkes Heritage Museum for exterior renovations and painting.$50,000
Fort Dobbs ReplicaProvides funds to complete the replica of the French and Indian War fort at the Fort Dobbs State historic site.$500,000
Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.$45,000
Dreams of WilmingtonProvides a grant-in-aid to Dreams of Wilmington, a nonprofit providing youth in need with free arts programming.$45,000
High Point Arts CouncilProvides a grant-in-aid to the High Point Arts Council for the Centennial Station Arts Center.$180,000
Kids Making It, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to Kids Making It, Inc., a nonprofit that teaches woodworking, life, and entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth.$45,000
North Mecklenburg Regional Community Art CenterProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Cornelius for the North Mecklenburg Regional Community Art Center. At least $25,000 shall be used for educational programs, youth ballet, and youth theater$125,000
Stokes County Arts Council, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to the Stokes County Arts Council.$25,000
Thalian Association Community TheaterProvides a grant-in-aid to the Thalian Association Community Theater$60,000
Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) GrantsProvides additional nonrecurring funds for PARTF grants. These funds will be transferred to the PARTF special fund (24820-2235). The revised net appropriation for PARTF is $20.2 million in FY 2018-19.$4,000,000
Blue Ridge ConservancyProvides a grant-in-aid to the Blue Ridge Conservancy for the
Middle Fork Greenway.
$100,000
Catawba County
Provides a grant-in-aid to Catawba County for land acquisition
to expand Bakers Mountain Park, including natural heritage
areas along Jacobs Fork
$250,000
City of BurlingtonProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Burlington for the North
Park Phase II pool renovation.
$200,000
City of DunnProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Dunn for the Clarence Lee Tart Memorial Park.$500,000
City of EdenProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Eden for parks and recreation.$500,000
City of LincolntonProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Lincolnton for the Betty Ross Park expansion.$325,000
City of WashingtonProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Washington for the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center.$50,000
Davidson CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Davidson County. These funds shall be used as follows: ? $50,000 for an ADA-compliant trail in Fort York ? $24,000 for furnishings at Fort York Park$74,000
Elkin Valley Trails AssociationProvides a grant-in-aid to the Elkin Valley Trails Association. The funds shall be used as follows: ? $25,000 for a suspension bridge in Wilkes Co. ? $25,000 for a horseback riding trail extension in Wilkes Co. ? $25,000 for bridge projects in Elkin ? $25,000 for mountain biking trails in Elkin$100,000
Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of CommerceProvides a grant-in-aid to the Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce for a dog park for visitors.$4,000
Jackson CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Jackson County to install security cameras on the jogging trail.$15,000
Plainview Community CenterProvides a grant-in-aid to Plainview Community Center.$40,000
Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference, and Retreat CenterProvides a grant-in-aid to the Southern Province of the Moravian Church in America for the Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center$75,000
Town of Archer LodgeProvides a grant-in-aid for the Town of Archer Lodge for its Park Reserve Fund to leverage matching grants to purchase land.$50,000
Town of Boiling SpringsProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Boiling Springs for parks renovations and sidewalks.$150,000
Town of ClaytonProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Clayton for Sam's Branch Trailhead expansion and improvements.$100,000
Town of CramertonProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Cramerton for a walking trail.$50,000
Town of Fuquay-VarinaProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Fuquay-Varina for South Lakes Park infrastructure improvements.$75,000
Town of GarnerProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Garner for infrastructure improvements and equipment at the Main Street Recreation Center.$50,000
Town of Granite FallsProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Granite Falls. The funds shall be used as follows: ? $25,000 to build a new ADA-compliant walking path ? $25,000 for the Shuford Recreation Facility$50,000
Town of HuntersvilleProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Huntersville for the Veterans Park project.$50,000
Town of NorwoodProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Norwood for park upgrades.$50,000
Town of Wake ForestProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Wake Forest for upgrades to Joyner Park.$25,000
Town of YoungsvilleProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Youngsville for park upgrades.$30,000
Trail of Faith, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to Trail of Faith, Inc., for land acquisition and capital improvements to existing historical structures.$75,000
Veteran's Memorial Park of America, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to Veteran's Memorial Park of America, Inc.$10,000
Village of SimpsonProvides a grant-in-aid to the Village of Simpson for landscaping on a walking trail.$34,618
Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Council, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Council, Inc. for a playground.$20,000
Watauga CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Watauga County for renovations and improvements to the Western Watauga Community Center.$30,000
Yancey CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Yancey County to install lights at the Cane River Park entrance.$300,000
Aurora Fiossil MuesumProvides a grant-in-aid to the Aurora Fossil Museum$50,000
Kaleideum DowntownProvides a grant-in-aid to Kaleideum Downtown children's museum$50,000
KidSenses, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to KidSenses, Inc. for the KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum to fund a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education center.$250,000
Association of Agricultural FairsProvides a grant-in-aid to the Association of Agricultural Fairs.$300,000
Cleveland County FairProvides a grant-in-aid to the Cleveland County Fair for metal detectors at the fair entrance, the purchase of a skid-steer loader, livestock barn renovations, upgrades to the fire station, and a fence.$250,000
Stanly County FairProvides a grant-in-aid to the Walter B. Hill American Legion Post #76, Inc., for the Stanly County Fair.$100,000
Town of DavidsonProvides a grant-in-aid for improvements to the farmer's market in the Town of Davidson.$100,000
Davidson CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Davidson County for a new building for the Humane Society of Davidson County.$125,000
Polk CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Polk County for the World Equestrian Games to be held in September 2018 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.$1,000,000
Mountain Island Educational State ForestAdjusts the Mountain Island Educational State Forest budget to reflect a transfer of funds from the Department's reserves fund code (13700-1510).$500,000
City of LexingtonProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Lexington for Lexington Home Brands building renovations.$180,000
City of MarionProvides a grant-in-aid to the City of Marion for the demolition, cleanup, and stabilization of the Drexel Industrial Site.$300,000
Town of LouisburgProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Louisburg for an agricultural business center.$50,000
Town of RowlandProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Rowland for signage into the town on Highways 130, 301, and 501, as well as improved signage along I-95 and Highway 74.$20,000
Town of SeagroveProvides a grant-in-aid to the Town of Seagrove for a convention center.$250,000
Town of WacoProvides a grant-in-aid for the downtown revitalization of Waco, North Carolina. Of the funds appropriated, $10,000 will go to sidewalk repairs, $8,000 to building renovations, and $6,000 to the community center building.$24,000
Town of Wake ForestProvides a grant-in-aid for improvements to the South White Streetscape in the Town of Wake Forest.$100,000
Harnett CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Harnett County to study the feasibility of a community center located in the Shawtown area.$10,000
Haywood CountyProvides a grant-in-aid to Haywood County for HVAC at the Pigeon Community Center.$15,000
Anson County Office of Economic DevelopmentProvides a grant-in-aid to the Anson County Economic Development Corporation for recruitment, marketing, job training, and the retention of industries in Anson County$25,000
Richmond County Economic DevelopmentProvides a grant-in-aid to the Richmond County Economic Development Corporation for recruitment, marketing, job training, and the retention of industries in Richmond County.$25,000
Scotland County Economic Development CorporationProvides a grant-in-aid to the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation for recruitment, marketing, job training, and the retention of industries in Scotland County.$25,000
Biotechnology CenterProvides funds to the Biotechnology Center to start a market research and communications program.$450,000
Cleveland County ALWS Baseball, IncProvides a grant-in-aid to the American Legion World Series (ALWS), the nonprofit organization responsible for hosting the 2018 American Legion Baseball World Series, for the expansion of the facility, marketing, and national promotion for the home site in Shelby.$500,000
Mitchell County Chamber of CommerceProvides a grant-in-aid to the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce for a workforce development pipeline program.$25,000

One Comment


  1. Concerned Voter

    June 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Can I ask you a question? Has a Democrat-majority here in NC ever had a closed door budgeting process?

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