Roanoke County park improvement grants available, accepting applications

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is currently accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Improvement Incentive Fund (CIIF).  

Up to $25,000 in matching funds will be awarded to park improvement projects that further the mission of the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

Approved grants may receive up to 50% of the cost of a project up to $10,000.

Examples of past CIIF funded projects include trail construction, provision of lighting or fencing for sports fields, landscape improvements, playground expansion, and restroom construction.

“This program allows our citizens to have a positive and immediate impact on our parks. Not only do these projects engage the community in a worthwhile cause, but they also double the effectiveness of tax dollars put to work for projects that may not otherwise get funded. I’m always excited to see the innovative park improvement ideas that come out of our own communities.”

Doug Blount, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism director

Grant applications will be accepted through an online form only, which can be found at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com/CIIF. The deadline to submit an application is March 5.

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