New funding is available to help offset the cost of hosting special events in Raleigh. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds are to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and its negative economic impacts.
The Office of Emergency Management and Special Events announced the Notice of Funding Availability and is accepting round one of proposals from event organizers from Sept. 3 through Sept. 24 at 5 p.m.
At this time, the special event funding application period has closed. Additional rounds of funding may be offered on future dates until funding is no longer available.
Proposals will be considered for events that utilize City streets, public plazas, and/or Dorothea Dix Park. Events must take place between Aug. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. These funds will be used to foster high-quality, equitable events and will serve to enhance Raleigh’s overall cultural environment and strengthen the City’s economy.
For information on funding and how to apply, please visit our Special Events Funding page.