N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF)  »  Money Matters

Maximum grant amount

Applicants can request a maximum grant of $500,000 with each application.

Matching requirement

An applicant must match the grant dollar-for-dollar, 50% of the total cost of the project and may contribute more than 50%. The appraised value of land to be donated to the applicant can be used as part of the match. The value of in-kind services, such as volunteer work, cannot be used as part of the match.

Land donations

A local government can use the appraised value of donated land as part of the 50% match for the grant. The donor of the land must be a private organization or individual. The applicant must provide a five-year history of conveyance for the property. Land that is transferred to the applicant due to a statute or rule is not considered a donation.

The value of capital improvements that will be used for public recreation can be included in the value of the donation.

If a landowner is proposing to sell land to the applicant for less than the appraised value, the amount of the donation is the difference between the appraised value and the amount paid by the applicant.

Costs to build or renovate facilities

You will be submitting specific cost estimates as part of the PARTF grant application. Get estimates from contractors, architects, or planners who develop parks and recreational facilities. Consider the impact of inflation by assuming that the project may be completed over a three-year period after the grantee signs a contract with the state. See the PARTF grant application for more information.

Costs to acquire land

In the cost estimates, an applicant will use the appraised value of the land that it proposes to buy or that will be donated. See the PARTF application for specific instructions.

Reimbursements

Grantees may submit bills for reimbursement on a quarterly basis. Contact your regional consultant at Recreation Resources Service (RRS) for the details of the process.