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​January 6, 2020



First Budget Public Hearing for FY2021 Tuesday 

Registration is open for residents interested in addressing the Board during the first Budget Public Hearing of the FY2021 budget cycle! The Budget Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7 during the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting in the chamber of the Government Center.

The Budget Public Hearing is an opportunity for residents to share their input on the issues they care about the most as planning gets underway for the FY2021 Budget.

Residents can sign up to speak at

Event Details: 

  • Budget Public Hearing  
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7 
  • 6 p.m. 
  • Chamber, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte  

For more information, contact Management & Budget Director Michael Bryant at 980-314-2925 or   

FY2021 Resident Budget Priorities Survey Closes Jan. 8!

There are only two days left to participate in Mecklenburg County's FY2021 Budget Priority Survey! The survey, now in its second year, is one of several strategies being implemented to gather public input on the FY2021 budget.

The Resident Budget Priority Survey can be found on the County's website and can be accessed in 100 different languages. Paper copies are also available in both English and Spanish at 23 locations across Mecklenburg County.

The Board will receive an update on the results of the survey during the annual Budget Retreat in later this month.

For more information on the FY2021 budget cycle or the budget public engagement activities or tools, contact Management & Budget Director Michael Bryant at 980-314-2925 or

LIEAP Applications Accepted Through March 31

Applications are now being accepted from all Mecklenburg County low-income households in need of financial assistance with their energy bills.

The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services is offering help to residents this winter by disbursing Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds to eligible households. LIEAP is a federal social services program that assists low-income households with their immediate home energy needs.

Applications are being accepted through March 31. Households must meet certain eligibility requirements to receive assistance. Eligible households must meet the following criteria: 

  • At least one eligible U.S. citizen or legal resident in the household

  • Income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level (e.g., $15,782 or less for one or $32,630 or less for a family of four after deductions)

  • Cash resources of $2,250 or below

Applications can be completed in person at the Valerie C. Woodard Center located at 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1800, Charlotte, NC 28208. Applications will be received Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Individuals who are homebound and unable to apply in person, or unable to complete an e-pass application, should contact 704-432-1111 or 704-336-3000 to complete the application by phone.

For more information, visit or contact Famatta Galloway with DSS at 980-314-7062 or


close alert Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.