Fee Assistance Program

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) provides fun and engaging programs and activities for the public regardless of financial status! Our Fee Assistance Program allows Prince George's County residents with financial hardship the opportunity to experience our programs and services at a reduced rate. Discounts range from 20% to 90%, depending on the level of need as determined by the Federal Poverty Guidelines.


Fee Assistance is available only to families who reside in Prince George's County. If you are a resident and are unsure of your financial eligibility, use our Fee Assistance Calculator to estimate what level of assistance your family would receive. You can also find out which tax forms and documentation you'll need to submit along with your application.

Available Programs

Most programs with a total fee over $35 are eligible including child care, day camps, memberships, and many other programs covering all ages. However, there are important exceptions including group registrations, trips and excursions, leagues, and other select programs. View the full list of eligible and ineligible programs.


  1. Obtain your Tax Return Transcript in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).
  2. Download and complete the Application for Individual Fee Assistance_English (PDF) or Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera para Individuos_Espanol (PDF).
  3. Identify programs or memberships you wish to register for (check for eligibility).
  4. Bring the completed application (including Tax Return Transcript) to your local community center.
  5. Turn in all paperwork and pay a 10% deposit toward the course fees.