North Carolina counties and incorporated municipalities are eligible for PARTF grants. Public authorities, as defined by N.C. General Statute 159-7, are also eligible if they are authorized develop recreational facilities for the general public.
The matching grants can be used to build special facilities or adapt existing facilities that meet the unique needs of children and/or veterans with physical and developmental disabilities. A project must be located on a single site.
An applicant must match the grant with one dollar of local funds for every four dollars of grant funds, or at least 20% of the total cost of the project. The value of in-kind services, such as volunteer work, cannot be used as part of the match.
Applicants must have control of the PARTF park site
An applicant must own or have at least a 25-year signed lease or easement for the property where a PARTF facility will be located.
Facilities built or renovated with a PARTF grant must be available for public recreational use for at least 25 years.