Human Services Program

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 UPDATE 7/30/19:  Town Awards $446,500 to Nonprofit Organizations to Address Community Needs

The Town of Chapel Hill supports nonprofit organizations that deliver vital community programs and services.  The program’s overarching goal is to achieve economic and social well-being and opportunities to thrive for all Chapel Hill residents, particularly those who are low-income or otherwise disenfranchised. The program funds programs that improve education, livelihood security, and health outcomes for Chapel Hill residents.

The Town's Human Services Program was established in the 1970s and has supported hundreds of community programs and services.  In total, over the past almost 50 years, the Town has invested over $7 Million in the Human Services Program.  Last year alone, 50 plus agencies were funded, $419,500 deployed into the community, and over 32,000 individuals were served through funded programs and services.

Eligibility Criteria

In June of 2018, the Town Council adopted a new Results Framework for the Human Services Program.  Adoption of the Results Framework reflects the Town's interest in further focusing the Human Services Program on results and deepening the program's impact to address the community's greatest challenges.

Applications for funding must align with at least one of three strategic objectives:

1. Children improve their educational outcomes

2. Residents increase their livelihood security

3. Residents improve their health outcomes

Application Process

The Town's Human Services Funding Application for Fiscal Year 19-20 (FY 20) will be made available here in November 2018.   

The application deadline for FY20 is:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please submit your application electronically to:

NEW THIS YEAR!  Here are highlights of key changes the Town has made to the Human Services Program for the FY20 Cycle. See the Funding Application for additional details.  

  • The Town has gone electronic!  Applications will be accepted electronically only. No paper and flash drive submission required going forward.   
  • Applications for funding must align with at least one of the three strategic objectives of the Town's new Human Services Results Framework. See the Eligibility Criteria above for more details. 
  • The Town has streamlined the application! The entire application is now only nine questions. 
  • The Town is piloting a Community Impact Award, for larger requests in the amount of $30-50,000. Up to three awards of this kind will be made for the FY20 Funding Cycle. Please see the application to learn more.   
  • No hearing is required for requests in the amount of $5,000 and below. 
  • Proof of insurance is no longer required at the time of application submission.  If agencies are approved for funding, documentation of insurance must be provided when the contract is awarded. 

Upcoming Agency Workshop and Learning Opportunities

Date:      October 22, 2018
Time:      9:00am-12:00pm
Subject:  Human Services Framework and Performance Tracking Workshop
Location:Chapel Hill Public Library
               Meeting Room A
               100 Library Drive
               Chapel Hill, NC 27514
               Workshop Presentation and Materials

Date:      November 27, 2018
Time:      9:00am-11:00am
Subject:  Application Orientation
Location:Chapel Hill Public Library
               Meeting Room B
               100 Library Drive
               Chapel Hill, NC 27514
               Workshop Presentation

Date:      December 10, 2018 (Reschedule for December 18, 2018 - due to Inclement Weather)
Time:      6:00pm-8:00pm
Subject:  Application Orientation (Evening Session)
Location:Town of Chapel Hill
               Chapel Hill Public Library
               Meeting Room B
               100 Library Drive
               Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Date:      January 8, 2019 (January 15, 2018 - Inclement Weather Date)
Time:      9:00am-11:00am
Subject:  Q&A Session
Location:Chapel Hill Public Library
               Meeting Room A
               100 Library Drive
               Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Resources from Previous Years

Funding Awards

  • Semi-Annual Report template can be found here.

 New Agency Forms

  • In you are a new agency receiving Human Services funding, please complete the Vendor Application and IRS Form W-9.  The forms and instructions can be found here


Town of Chapel Hill: Jackie Thompson (, 919-969-5081
Orange County: Allen Coleman ( (919) 245-2151
Town of Carrboro: Annette Stone ( (919) 918-7319

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