The Town of Leland actively seeks grants to fund various projects, procure specialty equipment, and provide funding for training. Grant funding allows the Town to go beyond the limits of our operational budget and provide a solution for evolving community problems. Thank you to the agencies for recognizing the needs of our Town.

Leland Police Department
2023 GCC Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
N.C. Department of Public Safety
Grant Application Submitted: 01/30/2023

The Leland Police Department will use these funds to purchase new standard issued radios. As one of the essential pieces of equipment for our officers, the handheld radio is needed for officers’ communication, safety, and to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of the Town of Leland.

Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A)
US Department of Transportation
Grant Awarded: 09/09/2022

The USDOT's Safe Streets and Roads for All program will enable the Town to develop its first Comprehensive Safety Action Plan, which will be the first step in implementing policies that will result in safer roadways for all Leland residents. The Town will seek the services of a consultant with local understanding and presence to develop the Action Plan. By guiding actions, programs, projects, and policies, the Action Plan will advance the Town’s goals of eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries on Town streets.

Studio Space
2022 American Rescue Plan Act Funding
Brunswick Arts Council
Grant Awarded: 01/04/2023

Brunswick Arts Council's American Rescue Plan Act funding provides resources to non-profits to fund artists and carry the arts in every corner of Brunswick County. Leland's Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) would like to create an Artist in Residence program. This program will provide artist(s) with studio space and the opportunity to teach in their area of focus. They will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the LCAC's gallery space, participate in community events, and lead community engagement with arts activities.


Art Around Town
2022 Grassroots Arts Program
North Carolina Arts Council - Brunswick Arts Council
Grant Awarded: 01/04/2023

North Carolina Arts Councils' Grassroots Arts Program provides funding for arts programming to all one-hundred counties across North Carolina ensuring opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own communities. The Town of Leland's Art Around Town series features community events for all ages featuring artist demonstrations, lessons, and hands-on community art activities. These events are intended to reach community members that may not has access to or be familiar with the Leland Cultural Arts Center facility and to create one-of-a-kind art projects, free of charge, from an array of mediums.

Baldwin Drive
Rural Transformation Grant Fund
N.C. Department of Commerce
Grant Denial Notification: 12/16/2022

N.C. Department of Commerce Rural Transformation Grant Fund will help rural communities revitalize main street and downtown districts, seed and advance initiatives that build local capacity, revitalize, and strengthen neighborhoods, foster small business recovery/sustainability, and support economic growth.

The Baldwin Drive Improvement Project includes street, sidewalk, and drainage improvements along Baldwin Drive from Lee Drive to Navassa Road. Improvements include resurfacing, installation of sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm drain piping for the section of road, as well as grading and stormwater upgrades to improve area drainage.

The road design includes 10-foot travel lanes with curb and gutter, new stripping-including center-line stripes, and planter strip with trees. The pedestrian improvements include new 5’ sidewalks on both sides of the road, ADA compliant curb ramps at Lee Drive, and crosswalks. In effort to reduce roadway flooding concerns, there will be additional storm drain piping and additional grading to improve the stormwater system. This project addresses safety concerns for both pedestrians and motorists and will better serve the developing areas within Leland.

Fire Prevention & Safety Grant

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. The Leland Fire/Rescue Department requested funding for a public fire safety trailer.