Cabarrus County Active Living & Parks Commission is Accepting Matching Incentive Grant Project Applications
May 31, 2017 05:47PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
The Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks Commission is accepting applications for local matching incentive grant projects. The incentive grant program encourages non-profit groups to provide more adequate recreation facilities in their local communities. The grants provide up to 50 percent of the actual project cost, based on the amount approved by the commission. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9.
Examples of groups that can apply for funds are parent-teacher organizations, civic clubs, athletic or recreation associations and boosters clubs.
Past Charles E. Boger Elementary PTO fundraising coordinator Angela Beaver has seen first-hand the positive impact of the matching incentive grant program. Beaver helped secure grant funding for the Beacon Trail ¼ mile loop, playground additions, fitness circuits and many other projects that benefit Boger and Royal Oaks elementary schools.
“This program helps make possible a network of projects accessible to the public to promote active, outdoor living,” Beaver said. “It’s been a wonderful program.”
The location of the improvement must be on property owned by Cabarrus County, Cabarrus or Kannapolis boards of education, a municipality within the County, or property leased to the County for a minimum of 15 years. Projects on school property must be consistent with the respective school system’s long-range plans. Projects on park property must be consistent with the department’s long-range plans. The property on which the project is located must remain unlocked and open to the public.
The Active Living and Parks Commission will entertain application presentations at its June 15 meeting. The Commission will submit their recommendations to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, which will award grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
All content courtesy of the Cabarrus County Government Press Release.