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Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Announces Grant Opportunity

October 5, 2021

Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Recreation Incentive Fund Program.

This award-winning program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements on publicly owned property.  This year a total of $45,000 of matching funds will be available through the program.

“We are excited to launch this year’s grant opportunity. Partnerships made between Botetourt County and the local groups who have completed capital improvement projects using these funds have allowed for numerous enhancements to community spaces. We are excited to see what projects will come forward this year”, says Director of Botetourt County Parks and Recreation, Mandy Adkins.

Since the programs inception in 1998, the grant has led to over $2 million worth of improvements to County property. Some of the completed projects include the design and installation of the James River mile marker signage and the installation of landscaping such as trees, shrubs and other perennial plants. Our local schools and booster clubs have also used grant funding for tarps for baseball fields, scoreboards and other recreation/sports amenities to help benefit the students in our community.

The application deadline is Monday, November 8th at 5pm.  The online application can be found by clicking here or visiting https://web.botetourtva.gov/recreation/ . Hard copy applications can be found at the Parks & Recreation office located at 16 E. Main St., Fincastle, VA 24090.  If you have questions concerning the grant,  please email the Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@botetourtva.gov or call 540-928-2130.