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The Financial Strategy Division's responsibilities include directing the planning, development and execution of Cary’s annual operating and capital improvements budgets. Budget functions of the office also include Council goal-setting, funding source identification, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and all projects such as performance measurement and operational studies.

View the FY 2021 Adopted Budget, adopted by Council on June 25, 2020.

View the FY 2021 Capital Improvements Budget, adopted by Council on June 25, 2020. 

View the FY 2021 Budget in Brief.

A revised recommendation to reduce utility rates by 4% in FY 2021 was provided to council during the June 25, 2020 remote Council meeting. Council ultimately adopted the recommended budget, including this revision, during that June 25, 2020 meeting.

View the adopted utility rate schedule reflecting a 4% decrease in water and sewer rates.

Learn more about how the annual budget is developed.

Budget Archive

Budgets for years prior to FY 2017 may be obtained by calling 311 in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or emailing 311@townofcary.org.

Nonprofit Funding

Cary provides funding to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations as part of its annual budget process. Organizations can apply for general nonprofit funds or cultural arts funds. To be eligible for funding, an organization must promote, provide, or support services in Cary that support Council's mission and services. A call for applications is issued in January and applications are due March 1. The two applications for funding and Cary’s policies regarding each type of funding can be found below.

  • General Nonprofit Application and policy
  • Cultural Arts Nonprofit Application and policy

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Stacey Teachey
Financial Strategy Manager