Partner Portal

Due to the size and complexity of Charlotte, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County contracts with local service agencies to fulfill its mission to ensure that all children turn five ready to thrive. Smart Start identifies critical needs for this population and invites local service agencies to apply for funds. Agencies are selected through a competitive application process to provide a needed service. We are proud to call these providers our Partners!

All the resources that our Partners need to contract with us for their selected program are contained on this page.

Contract Manuals

MAC Services

Smart Start Acronyms

FY 21-22 | General Information for Contractors

FY 21-22 | Financial Information for Contractors

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to a Smart Start team member for support. If your question is: 

 | Related to reimbursement or documentation of expenses, please contact our Contract Grant Specialist.  

 | Related to staffing. programmatic changes or program reporting? Reach out to our Partner Impact Coordinator.


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Turn Five Ready to Thrive

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202