Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.


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The Budget Division responsibilities include directing the planning, development and execution of the Town’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 Town-wide projects such as performance measurement and operational studies.

View the FY 2020 Operating Budget adopted by Town Council on June 27, 2019.

View the FY 2020 Budget in Brief.

View the FY 2020 Capital Improvements Budget (62 MB).

Learn more about how the annual budget is developed.

Budget Archive

Budgets for years prior to FY 2011 may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at (919) 469-4380.

Nonprofit Funding

The Town 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 the Town’s mission and services. A call for applications is issued in January and applications are due March 1. The two applications for funding and the Town’s policies regarding each type of funding can be found below.

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Stacey Teachey
Financial Strategy Manager