Park and Recreation Development Fund

The PARD grant program is a state-funded noncompetitive reimbursable grant program for eligible local government or special purposes district entities within each county which provide recreational opportunities.

Grant cycle monthly.

Noncompetitive program available to eligible local governmental entities within each county area for development of new public recreation facilities or enhancement/renovations to existing facilities.

Projects need endorsement of majority weighted vote factor of County Legislative Delegation members.

This is an 80-20 match program.

Application deadline is the 10th of each month.

Eligible entities notified of new allocation amounts each July.

For more information, contact Alesha Cushman, PARD Grants Coordinator, at 803.734.0185 or

PARD Guidelines (PDF format)