11. Evaluation Resources

North Carolina

The North Carolina FY21-23 budget includes $500,000 in nonrecurring funds in each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium to be used to provide grants to state agencies to do the following: (1) in partnership with research institutions, conduct research projects that will directly inform the agencies’ policy and program decisions; and (2) pursuant to contract with an outside entity or in conjunction with the Office of State Budget and Management, evaluate how well the agencies’ programs are achieving their intended outcomes. In addition, North Carolina’s agencies and departments can use program and administrative funds for evidence-building and evaluation.