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City to award $5K grants to nonprofits as part of Civic Partnership program

WILMINGTON — In an effort to boost the employment environment, the City of Wilmington is offering grants to organizations that demonstrate leadership in economic development.

A press release from the city noted $5,000 grants will be given out as part of its Civic Partnership program. Taking place every three years, the grants will be awarded in the FY2023 budget.

“The goals of the program are to help the community strengthen its economic development support systems and to advance partnerships,” the release notes.

It’s looking to award organizations that help with “business expansion, retention, and recruitment or cultural arts opportunities that draw visitors to the region.” 

Applicants must have a nonprofit 501(c)(3) designation and provide programming within Wilmington city limits. The period will close Jan. 7, 2022. More information is available at

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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