Botetourt County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
10/05/18 Receipt or Postmark
Grants of up to $10,000 to Botetourt County, Virginia nonprofit community organizations, businesses, and individuals for recreation or tourism related projects. Eligible projects must benefit the public, enhance recreational property, or improve delivery of programs and services, and can be a fixed capital addition, or a repair, replacement, or improvement of an existing facility or asset.
Proposed projects located on County or School Board-owned property must be consistent with the master plan of the proposed site and must receive initial approval from the administrator of the property before the project may be submitted for consideration
Project selection criteria:
A. Proposed projects located on County or School Board-owned property will receive priority consideration for available funding.
B. Projects that correct and/or improve the safety and security of a field or recreation facility;
C. Projects that reduce maintenance and/or operating costs;
D. Projects that add, enhance or expand a needed service for the benefit of citizens and/or visitors;
E. Projects that serve the greatest number of people, benefit an entire community or an organized athletic group as opposed to a limited user group;
F. Applicant must provide up front documentation of funding sufficient to build the project (i.e. letter from bank, bank statement, etc.). Quantified donated materials and in-kind services up to twenty- five percent (25%) of total project will be considered;
G. Feasibility of the schedule and completion dates of the project and past project performance of the requesting organization will be strongly considered;
Examples of eligible projects:
A. Athletic field fencing and lighting installation/renovation
B. Turf/Athletic field construction/renovation
C. Basketball/tennis court construction/renovation
D. Playground construction, renovation and enhancements
E. Irrigation system installation/renovation
F. Scoreboards, PA Systems, Batting Cages, Storage Facilities
G. Concrete/asphalt bleacher pads, sidewalks & other ADA improvements
H. Dugout roof construction/renovation
I. Trails, greenways, and walking track construction/renovation
J. Trailhead signage and informational kiosks installation
K. Installation of landscaping, such as trees, shrubs, and other perennial plants
GrantWatch ID#: 159452
A maximum of fifty percent (50%) of the project or $10,000.
All projects must be completed within 18 months from January 1 of the year in which project approval is received. Example: Projects approved January 2019, must be completed by June 30th, 2020.
- Nonprofit community service groups
No organization may submit an application for a previously approved project that is still under construction.
Projects cannot include personal or team type equipment.
Deadline: October 5, 2018
The applications will be reviewed by the Recreation Advisory Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting held on the first Monday in November. Applicants are encouraged to be present during the Selection Committee’s review of the application to provide information and/or clarifications to assist the committee in the selection process and respond to questions.
Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis.
A 50% match is required.
Individual organizations may submit more than one (1) request per year, but requests must be submitted in priority order. Total requests per individual project cannot exceed $10,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit complete applications to:
Recreation Manager, Botetourt County Recreation and Facilities
16 East Main Street, # 4
Fincastle, Virginia 24090
Jim Farmer, Director
(540) 928-2130 Office Phone
(540) 473-8605 Fax
USA: Virginia: Botetourt County