Budget and Finance

Budget and Finance


The WPCOG is subject to the NC Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and operates on a Fiscal Year basis, July 1 through June 30. The organization has a 2015-16 adopted budget of $14,828,025, of which $9,565,174 (64.51%) are pass-through funds. The WPCOG has an operating budget of $5,262,851 (35.49%). Anticipated funding sources include:


  • Federal/State grants $12,550,321 (84.64%)

  • Local government funded projects $1,923,480 (12.97%)

  • Local government membership dues* $192,335 (1.30%)

  • Assessed matching funds (i.e. MPO/RPO) $158,889 (1.07%)

  • Other (interest, contributions, miscellaneous) $3,000 (0.02%)


*Membership dues are assessed at $.50 per capita and used as matching funds for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and other grants, as well as the WPCOG annual meeting.


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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Email: jason.toney@wpcog.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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