Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department
06/23/17 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $5,000 to Roanoke County, Virginia nonprofit community service groups, corporations, and individuals for projects to improve public parks and recreational facilities. Funding may be requested for capital improvement projects such as trail construction and the addition of lights to a playing field.
General Policies and Program Eligibility:
A. Proposed projects must be located on publicly owned property and must be consistent with the master plan of the proposed site. Applications for projects on Parks and Recreation property must be pre-approved in writing by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department. The Roanoke County School Construction Committee must also approve any project on school property and a letter of their approval must accompany the grant application;
B. Projects submitted for County-owned leased property or school property must benefit the general public or those programs sanctioned or sponsored by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department;
C. Matching fund grants are subject to all Roanoke County Procurement policies and Building and Zoning requirements;
D. Projects must be fixed capital additions or improvements and cannot include personal or team type equipment, consumable items, or routine maintenance of existing facilities;
E. Individual organizations may submit more than one (1) request per year, but requests shall be prioritized;
F. No organization may submit an application on a previously approved project that is still under construction;
G. All projects completed on non Parks and Recreation property shall have a sign (in an appropriate location) recognizing Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism’s contribution to the project; the sign will be provided by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and the National Playground Safety Institute;
H. Playgrounds constructed on school sites shall be maintained by the requesting group or school and shall meet standards adopted by the State Department of Social Services and the Consumer Product Safety Commission;
I. Requesting groups, schools, etc. are responsible for the maintenance of their project unless an alternate written agreement is made and approved by the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department;
J. All projects must meet standards in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Project Selection Criteria:
A. Projects on Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism property will receive priority consideration;
B. Projects that meet specific needs identified in the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Master Plan;
C. Projects that correct and/or improve the safety and security of a field or facility;
D. Projects that reduce maintenance and/or operating costs;
E. Projects that add, enhance, or expand a needed service;
F. Projects that serve the greatest number of people and benefit an entire community or (sanctioned) athletic group as opposed to a limited user group;
G. Feasibility of the schedule and completion dates of the project and the past project performance of the requesting organization.
Some Examples of Projects:
A. Trail and greenway construction;
B. Provision of sports/security lighting and fencing;
C. Paving of park facilities such as parking lots and access roads, and repair of deteriorated playing; surfaces including basketball and tennis court renovations;
D. Restroom construction, remodeling and renovation;
E. Landscaping and other aesthetic improvements in parks;
F. Playgrounds, including renovation and expansions;
GrantWatch ID#: 171837
Approved grants may receive up to 50% of the cost of a project up to $5,000.
Funding will be available after Friday, August 11, 2017.
PURPOSE: To provide matching funds to non-profit community service groups, individuals, or corporations wishing to make capital improvements to County owned park and recreation facilities.
Grant applications must be received by Friday, June 23, 2017, by 5:00 PM in order to be considered for matching funds.
Applications will be reviewed during the month of July. During this period, the selection committee may ask applicants to provide additional information and/or clarifications to assist the committee in the selection process. Projects will be approved in June by the Commission and forwarded to the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Director for processing and notification.
Projects not selected may be re-submitted during the next funding cycle.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, contact:
For specific project ideas for your area, contact:
Eric Vest, CIIF Coordinator
USA: Virginia: Roanoke County