Only municipalities and counties may apply for a Matching or FUN Park Grant.
No, but if you need help with the process, it may be available through your local economic development or planning and development district office or you may hire a private consultant to assist you.
Get started as soon as possible! Contact your Project Officer to discuss your proposed project.
Applicants may submit only one application per cycle. However, counties may submit more than one FUN Park per cycle, provided each application is for a separate unincorporated community.
The maximum grant award amount for the Matching Grant program is $250,000. The maximum grant award for the FUN Park Grant is $100,000. There is no minimum.
An engineer, architect or other approved licensed design professional is required for all FUN Park projects and strongly encouraged for Matching Grant projects. Contact your project officer for details regarding the use of approved licensed design professionals.
Please look at application guides for detailed information on important dates.
Grant projects should be completed within two years after the award notice.
We award both Matching and FUN Park grants annually.
Most outdoor recreation facilities will be considered for funding.
Applicants may receive a FUN Park once every five years. Matching Grants may be received every year. Receiving a Matching Grant does not impact an applicant’s five-year FUN Park interim.