PARTF is the NC annual funding mechanism for assistance with local government parks and recreation capital projects and land acquisitions. PARTF is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and has funded over 400 park projects in North Carolina. $500,000 is the max award for this state grant, and there is no minimum for application.
Visit the PARTF website for more info.
The LPRF program provides state funding for the purchase of land for parks, natural areas, greenways and the purchase of land for recreational facilities. Funds also may be used for trail development and capital projects in parks, natural areas and greenways. Recreation Educational Services administers the LPRF grants. These grants are a 50% match. For the 2018 LPRF Grant Application Cycle, the grant application minimum request is $25,000 ($50,000 total project) and the grant application maximum request is $500,000 ($1,000,000 total project).
Visit the LPRF website for more info.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is America's most important program to conserve irreplaceable lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the nation. The program works in partnership with federal, state and local efforts to protect land in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national trails, and other public lands; to preserve working forests and ranchlands; to support state and local parks and playgrounds; to preserve battlefields and other historic and cultural sites; and to provide the tools that communities need to meet their diverse conservation and recreation needs.
Visit https://www.lwcfcoalition.com/ to learn more.
Contact us to be paired with a site-specific or comprehensive master plan example that matches your community's size and scope, while also meeting all requirements set forth by the above grant programs.
Contact us to be paired with an example community needs assessment or survey of recreational needs that matches your community's size and scope, while also meeting all requirements set forth by the above grant programs.
Local parks and recreation community leaders can benefit from becoming a member with NRPA. The mission of NRPA is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.
For more information on continuing education opportunities, resources, and planning tools, visit https://www.nrpa.org/