NCCF was pleased to partner with Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural gas to administer two grantmaking programs. All available funding for these programs has been awarded and Duke Energy is no longer accepting applications. Learn more about each program and award recipients at the links below:
- Duke Energy Community College Apprenticeship Grants Program: NCCF was pleased to partner with Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas by administering the Community College Apprenticeship Grant Program in the Duke Energy Progress region. Since 2017, $1,756,700 was been awarded to community colleges throughout the state for registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs designed for new and incumbent workers, giving students hands-on experience and giving businesses access to a pipeline of skilled workers.
- Duke Energy Water Resources Fund: NCCF was pleased to partner with Duke Energy by administering the Water Resources Fund grant program. Since 2014, $8,879,780 was awarded to nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects improving water quality and quantity, enhancing fish and wildlife habitats, expanding public use and access to waterways in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee and for increasing citizens’ awareness about their roles in protecting these resources.