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Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission - Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
11/01/21 4:00 PM - For Facility and Equipment grant requests only.
Grants to Minnesota municipalities, school districts, and park districts for athletic and recreational equipment and facilities benefiting youth in eligible locations. Funds may be used to create and enhance local playgrounds and other facilities as well as to purchase sports equipment. The purpose of the program is to increase opportunities for youth participation, playability, and improved training. Funds must serve Hennepin County.
Hennepin County is seeking local government units interested in developing facilities for youth sports and recreation. The purpose of the facility grants is to allow municipalities, park districts and school districts to create, expand or improve athletic and recreational facilities to enhance opportunities for youth participation.
For Facility examples, see https://www.mnsports.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/HYSP-Program-Information.pdf#page=2.
Hennepin County will favor proposals that create, enhance and support partnerships among public entities as well as those between public entities and private non-profit organizations. Operating agreements that provide opportunities that do not currently exist in the community, bring new users to the facility, or expand capacity or hours will be preferred.
The grants allow local government units and youth sports associations to apply for grants to purchase capital equipment relating to youth athletics or recreation. The purpose of the equipment grants will be to improve playability, provide enhanced training, and promote stronger relationships between local government units and youth sports associations.
The purpose of the playground grants is build playground structures throughout Hennepin County. New installations are favored over replacement or renovation. Partnerships between local government units can include playgrounds co-located on school and park facilities or other operating arrangements.
GrantWatch ID#: 140280
Facility grant awards will range from $10,000 to $300,000.
- Equipment awards will be up to $10,000.
- Up to $125,000 in total will be granted both in the fall and the spring grant cycles.
Playground awards can be valued up to $50,000.
Facility grant projects are required to be completed by June 30, 2023.
Playground grants: The project is required to be completed by November 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send or deliver three sets of the completed application together with required materials to:
Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission
1750 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
In addition, send an electronic copy of the application to Karah Lodge, Program Director to: Grants@mnsports.org.
Applicants who have questions regarding this application may contact Karah Lodge at the above email.
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