Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission Special Meeting (Meeting ending time estimated at 7:15 pm)
Consider PARTF Grant Application
- Date: 03/20/2018 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
- Location: Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room C
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
- Introduction: To hear public comment related to the Parks and Recreation Department’s proposal to apply for a PARTF grant. A brief meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Room C, 7:00 pm-- 7:15 pm, prior to the Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission meeting.
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department is considering a grant opportunity to offset some of the land acquisition costs of the American Legion property. An overview of the American Legion property process is available on the town’s website including the background and most recent task force report.
We’d like to hear public comment related to the Parks and Recreation Department’s proposal to apply for a PARTF grant. A brief meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Room C, 7:00 pm-- 7:15 pm, prior to the regular monthly meeting of the Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission. The purpose of this meeting is to consider potential use of a PARTF grant for land acquisition only. Please note this meeting will not address use of the land. There will be future opportunities to address potential uses of the American Legion property.
Staff would like to share information about the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant program which provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants to local governments for parks and recreation capital projects that serve the public. PARTF, established in 1994, is a primary source of funding to build and renovate facilities in the state parks as well as to buy land for new and existing parks. Since the inception of PARTF, more than 400 local governments across the state have used the program to establish or improve parks for their citizens. Listing of grants by county
Local governments can apply to acquire land for parks and build recreational facilities for use by the public. A PARTF grant can also be used to protect the natural and scenic resources or renovate older park facilities. An applicant must match the grant dollar-for-dollar, 50% of the total cost of the project, and may contribute more than 50%. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources administers PARTF grant awards via a contract with the grant recipient. The North Carolina Divisions of Parks and Recreation provides technical assistance to local governments through Recreation Resources Services (RRS) at N.C. State University.
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