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Dear Williamston Community Non-Profits;

The Town Board of Commissioners recently adopted a policy that requires those interested in receiving funding from the Town of Williamston to submit an application requesting funding. Below is a link to the approved application. If you are interested in receiving town funding for the Budget Year, July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025, please read the application carefully. To ensure legal compliance with any funding provided by the Town to your entity, you must agree to follow the guidelines spelled out in the application.

The application deadline is May 1st, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Applications received after that will be deemed ineligible for funding consideration.

All applications will be reviewed and brought forward to the Board for potential approval. We are confident that the Board wants to assist Williamston Non-profit entities as much as possible but we also remind you that any funding for your application is dependent on available revenues and prioritization by the Board. 

Thank you for your continued work and efforts for the Town of Williamston.

Dean McCall

Application for Nonprofit Agency Support Funds

A Little About Our Town 

Williamston (pop. 5,522) is located in rural northeastern North Carolina on the banks of the Roanoke River. The early settlement prospered since Williamston, incorporated in 1779, was located on a navigable river and ultimately became the seat of county government. As time passed, Williamston became a hub of commercial activity in northeastern North Carolina. 

The economy evolved to become dependent upon agriculture, wood products, limited manufacturing, and a commercial center for the region. Eventually the railroad was built, which took away much of the trade that had been assigned to the riverboats. Even though the river isn't used as much commercially as it once was, it still serves the community as a source of food and recreation. 

Williamston is a beautiful small town that seeks to preserve its culture and heritage. Its responsible citizenry and progressive leadership have positioned the town to take advantage of the changes being brought by a global economy. The town has an active downtown development association working to preserve the character of downtown, while at the same time positioning itself to serve the participants at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center and other groups such as retirees or outdoor enthusiasts. 

Williamston is the first city in North Carolina to be certified as an Audubon Sustainable Community. The Audubon Sustainable Community program is founded in the three pillars of sustainability - a healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality. You will find on your visit here, Williamston has a friendly, welcoming spirit filled with southern charm and an "easy living" attitude.

In a review by Millennial Personal Finance of 5,000 towns and cities in America, Williamston is ranked as one of the "Best Cities for Outdoor Lovers."

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NC Main Street Community_FINAL_4C_Vertical The Town of Williamston is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Williamston Downtown, Inc. is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation. 
2023 Accredited smaller As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Williamston Downtown, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.


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