Human Services

Every year the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County invite program funding requests from nonprofits who support the delivery of vital community services.  There is one common funding application between the jurisdictions.  If a nonprofit is applying for funding in Carrboro, their application is reviewed by the Carrboro Human Services Advisory Commission.  In fiscal year 2017-18, Carrboro allocated $300,000 to human service providers.

Funding Requests for FY 2018-19
The application for 2018-19 Human Services funding is now available.  This application is due on January 23, 2018 by 2:00 pm.  To access the common funding application and for more information on this process, click here.

Funding Awards
FY 2017-18 Funding Awards
Contact Annette Lafferty @ or call 919-918-7319.

Human services advisory commission

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday nights, March-May 


The Human Services Advisory Commission consists of 7 members appointed by the Board of Aldermen. Members shall be residents of the Town of Carrboro and one member may be a resident of either the town or the town's extraterritorial planning area.

Duties & Responsibilities

The principal function of the commission shall be to study all funding applications received by the town from non departmental agencies and to make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on these funding requests. The Board of Aldermen may establish a specific budget amount and direct that the sum total of all the commission's funding recommendations not exceed this budgeted amount.