FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: North Carolina Evaluation Fund

Project ended: October 17, 2022
Department or Agency: NC Office of State Budget & Management, Office of Strategic Partnerships

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Project Overview


This was an opportunity for state agencies to apply for funding to support a research partnership that would generate evidence needed to inform its policy-making, programming, and/or operations. To learn more about the process application - and to sign up for office hours to get help, if you're a current awardee - visit the North Carolina Evaluation Fund webpage.

In 2022, $1M was awarded to eight research projects related to the topics listed below (further details about projects and the partners involved can be found in this OSBM Press Release). Six Evaluation Fund grantees representing five state agencies with research partners from five North Carolina academic institutions and research organizations have published research design plans and analysis is underway. Click the links below to view the completed research design plans and learn more about the projects, the evaluation approaches, and how agency partners will use the findings.

  1. Pilot Evaluation of the Impact of Pediatric Primary Care Based Interventions to Promote Kindergarten Readiness (Partners: NC Integrated Care for Kids, Department of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the Government Data Analytics Center)
  2. Improving North Carolina Law Enforcement Access to and Utilization of Health and Wellness Programs (Partners: Department of Public Safety, RTI International)
  3. Project RESTART Evaluation Planning Project (Partners: Department of Administration, University of North Carolina)
  4. Cross-Enrollment in WIC and FNS to Increase Nutrition Security: An Evaluation of Tailored Outreach Based on Cross-Linked Data (Partners: Department of Health and Human Services, Duke University)
  5. Traditional Teen Courts Evaluation (Partners: Department of Public Safety, Montreat College)
  6. Teacher Compensation Models and Advanced Teaching Roles Evaluation (Partners: Department of Public Instruction, NC State University)
  7. Early Childhood Longitudinal Data
  8. Certified Career Pathways Program

Planned use of results

These partnerships will assist state agencies with data collection and analyses and inform evidence-based decision-making.


Round one proposals were due on June 24th, and OSBM notified Round 1 applicants of a decision in mid July. Round 2 proposals were due on August 31st, with decisions shared in mid September.

The project is complete.

We’re eager to learn how you use the results and welcome any questions.

Project point of contact

Carrie Hollis

Principal Economic Analyst

NC Office of State Budget & Management

Project Team

NC Office of Strategic Partnerships

NC Office of State Budget and Management

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