Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Recreation Incentive Fund Grant.
This program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals, and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements on property open to the general public. This year a total of $50,000 of matching funds will be available through the program.
Since the program’s inception in 1998, the grant has led to almost $3 million worth of improvements to recreation property. Some of the completed projects include the installation of AEDs at the Greenfield Soccer Fields and Senior Fitness Equipment installed at Troutville Town Park, Town Park improvements in Buchanan, the purchase of friendship swings at Greenfield Elementary, plus the design and installation of the James River mile marker signage. Local schools and booster clubs have also used grant funding for dugouts, batting cages, scoreboards, refreshment stands, and other recreation/sports amenities to help benefit the students in the community.
The application deadline is Friday, September 15, at 11:59 p.m. The online application can be found by visiting www.bocorecreation.info. Hard copy applications can be found at the Parks & Recreation office located at 16 E. Main Street, Fincastle. For questions concerning the grant, email the Parks & Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-928-2130.
~ Fincastle Herald staff report