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Rule Changes and Adoption: PARTF Grants for Local Government


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Proposed rule changes and adoption

The Division of Parks and Recreation is proposing to readopt with changes its rules on Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Grants for Local Government.

The Parks and Recreation Trust Fund was created in 1994 (G.S. 143B-135.56) and establishes a special revenue fund consisting of gifts and grants to the Trust Fund and other monies. Those funds assist the state parks system, recreational state forest and local governments with capital projects, repairs and renovations of park facilities and land acquisition.

The existing rules adequately describe criteria for the structure by which local governments may apply, be granted and retain facilities and land which PARTF monies have assisted with. Several changes are being submitted for public review and comment. The changes address:

  • Details concerning the submission of local grants
  • Length of waivers of retroactivity for land acquisition
  • Clarity about the allowance of trail corridors
  • Clarity about the maximum allowable request for planning and contingency requests
  • A technical correction in the language used to restrict property for recreational use
  • A technical correction in the referenced Department within which PARTF is administered



Text of proposed rule changes and adoption






Objections to proposed rule readoption »



How to comment on proposed rule changes and adoption

Public comments on the proposed rule readoption are welcome.

  • Comments will be accepted online or by regular mail until March 16, 2020.
  • A public hearing has been scheduled to hear comments on this proposed rule readoption:
    • Date: February 12, 2020
      Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
      Location: Nature Research Center
      Sea Oats Conference room (Room 2515)
      121 West Jones Street
      Raleigh, NC 27601


To send a comment by regular mail, please mail to:

Rule Change Comments
NC Division of Parks and Recreation
Mail Service Center 1615
Raleigh, NC 27699-1615


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