The Matching Incentive Grant Program's purpose is to encourage non-profit groups in the community to improve existing or develop new park and recreation facilities, acquire land for new facilities, or provide more adequate facilities in their local communities. Examples of groups eligible to apply for the matching funds include: P.T.O’s, Civic Clubs, Boosters Clubs and Athletic or Recreation Associations.
Grant Applications have a priority rating system based on the type of project applied for. All improvements must be located on publicly owned property owned by Cabarrus County, the 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 Parks Department’s long range plans. The property the project is located on must remain unlocked and open to the public.
The Grant provides up to 50% of the actual project cost based on the amount approved by the Commission. Grant applications are available online or at the Active Living and Parks Department located at the Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Avenue SE, Concord or by calling 704-920-3360. Grant applications will be accepted from May 6, 2013 through June 14, 2013. Grants must be received in the Parks Department Office by 5:00 pm June 14, 2013. Grants will be reviewed by the Active Living and Parks Commission at the meeting scheduled for June 20, 2013. The Park Commission will prioritize the Grant Requests and recommend to the Board of Commissioners for consideration. For more information call our office at 704-920-3360.
Available Grant monies will be determined by the annual budget adopted by the Board of Commissioners for the 2013-2014 budget year.
Matching Incentive Grant Booklet