Matching Incentive Grants

Matching Incentive Grants

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 percent 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 the first Monday in May through the second Friday in June by 5 p.m. at the Active Living and Parks Department Office. Grants will be reviewed by the Active Living and Parks Commission at the June meeting scheduled on the third Thursday. The Active Living and Park Commission will prioritize the grant requests and present recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. For more information, call our office at 704-920-3360

Available funds will be determined by the annual budget adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

Matching Incentive Grant Booklet

Available Resources

Did you know that there are excellent mapping and identification resources readily available on the Internet?

Did you know that Cabarrus County has information available locally regarding Flood Insurance Rate Maps, rules for building in the floodplain and protecting property from flood damage?

Here are some local resources and where to find them:

  • Adopted FEMA FIRMs are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center (65 Church St. S., Concord) in the Planning and Development Department during normal business hours.
  • Publications related to flooding, construction and living near rivers, streams and floodplains are available at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center. The Cabarrus County Library Concord Branch also has materials available for check out.
  • FEMA elevation certificates for buildings constructed in the floodplain (in unincorporated Cabarrus County) are available in the Planning and Development Department for review during normal business hours.
  • The North Carolina Building Code,which regulates local construction, incorporates flood-resistant standards for residential and commercial development.  
  • Cabarrus County Planning and Zoning staff can assist you with property inquiries.
  • Cabarrus County Construction Standards staff can help you with questions about the building code and technical construction standards.

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Ways to stay informed about weather that may cause flooding: 

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