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Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority Meeting Cancelled

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Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor
Dee Freeman, Secretary

Release Note: 
Immediate
Contact: 
Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Phone: 
919-218-4622

Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority Meeting Cancelled

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority has canceled its quarterly meeting scheduled for May 22 at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, due to restrictions on travel, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Aside from routine business, the 15-member authority was to consider local parks and recreation grant requests. The trust fund has been reduced by $6 million to help offset the state's budget shortfall.

Thirty percent of the trust fund is set aside to provide matching grants for local government projects. The trust fund, established in 1994, also supports land acquisition and capital improvement projects for the state parks system and a coastal beach access program.

Consideration of the local grant applications is now scheduled for the authority's next regular meeting July 24 in Raleigh.