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We’re committing $1 million in matching marketing funds to stimulate local economies.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides communities and agencies with much-needed funds to aid economic recovery after the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For many, communications, digital infrastructure, and multi-media marketing efforts play a key role in stimulating economic activity.

WRAL Digital and Capitol B Creative Studios have partnered and are committed to investing up to 1 million dollars in dollar-for-dollar matching funds for ARPA grant recipients.

ARPA funding already fully dedicated? Didn’t receive ARPA funding? Recipients of other grant funding may be eligible for matching funds, please contact us to find out more.

Apply now.

A member of our team will be with you within 24 hours to continue the process.

Double your impact

Whether you are just beginning to research how you can use your funding, or you have a vision you’re ready to manifest to reality, we can double your efforts and double your impact by investing in you.

Services we provide include:

  • Brand Development
  • Brand Awareness Campaigns
  • Video Production
  • Market Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Planning
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • And More

Apply now.

To see how our team can help yours in providing a creative economic jolt to your community, please contact us today.

Why partner with us?

As part of the larger Capitol Broadcasting Company, our creative, data-driven marketing team is backed by the firm foundation and legacy of a media company few agencies can match.

We have creative designers who dream in image and color, word-obsessed copywriters with ink-stained fingers, and number-crunching data analysts who create graphs for fun. Most importantly, we know, from experience, it takes the combination of all these skills to create successful campaigns. And we are passionate about successful campaigns.

Our team has 80 combined years in creative design, analytics, fulfillment, marketing, and communications at organizations including:

  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • East Carolina University
  • United Way of North Carolina
  • NC State Athletics
  • NC Biotechnology Center
  • Deloitte
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • Wasserman Experience
  • Clean Design
  • French West Vaughan
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Matching Funds FAQ

How can we receive matching funds?

Interested communities must apply here. Preference is given to those who commit to use their funds by June 30, 2023.

Is there a deadline for drawing matching funds?

Communities are required to use matching funds by Dec. 31, 2023. Extension may be available on a case-by-case basis. We will walk you through timelines during the application process to ensure nothing is missed.

We received a grant to help revitalize our community, but it’s not an ARPA grant, can we still get matching funds?

Yes, please call. Other grant program recipients may be eligible for matching funds. Please call today to see if we can amplify your funding.

Is there a minimum or maximum match?

There is one million dollars available for allocation across all grant awardees. There is a $50,000 minimum and $200,000 maximum per grant recipient.

Proud to team up with these fine partners:

Capitol B Creative Studios Clients GigEast
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients CBRE Raleigh
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients NC League of Municipalities
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients NCBiotech
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients Wilson NC
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients Holly Springs
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients Nash County
Capitol B Creative Studios Clients Little Washington
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Email James Amato at jamato@wral.com
Give us a call by dialing (919) 595-5165
Visit us at 2617 Western Blvd. Raleigh, North Carolina 27606