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Neighborhood Park Grant Program

City of Longview


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #151008

Grant Description

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Grants to Washington service organizations, individuals, community groups, sports organizations, and for-profit businesses for capital projects to improve local parks and play spaces in eligible areas. Funding is intended for park enhancements and upgrades, including renovations, the replacement of existing facilities, property acquisition, and equipment purchases. Projects must take place in the City of Longview and involve active participation by community members.

Examples of qualifying projects include land acquisition; purchase of playground equipment, picnic shelters, benches, signs, and landscape components; construction of sports courts such as tennis and basketball; development of hiking and biking paths; and athletic field development.

Projects must qualify as capital improvements. The city defines capital improvement projects as those that include new or expanded physical facilities/assets, major renovation or replacement of existing facilities, the acquisition of real property (land), or the purchase of major pieces of equipment. Capital improvement projects involve design, construction, and equipment; have a useful life of one year or more; and are for an item classified as a fixed asset

Applications are evaluated on the basis of need, community impact, access, financial responsibility, cost-benefit, compliance, readiness to proceed, and funding. For additional information, see: https://www.mylongview.com/DocumentCenter/View/2183/Neighborhood-Park-Grant-Application-FAQ-2022?bidId=#page=1

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Service groups, neighborhood groups, athletic organizations, businesses, individuals, and agencies may request funds from the Neighborhood Park Grant Program for capital improvement projects in city parks located within the city limit of Longview.

Routine maintenance on existing or proposed new facilities is not an eligible expense under this program.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- June 14th: Deadline for application submittal
- June 20th: The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meet to evaluate the proposals and make recommendations to City Council.
- July 14th: City Council reviews the proposals and makes final approval.
- Week of July 18th: Applicants are notified of City Council Decision.
- December 31st: Expected project completion and subsequent “Project Completion Summary Form” submitted.

All applicants will be invited to make presentations regarding their projects to the board at the June 20th meeting. Applicants will be notified of their presentation time slot, and during that meeting may present their proposal and bring additional information or handouts and answer questions pertaining to the proposed project.

For planning purposes, note that the city’s share cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. Matching grant funds are only available for reimbursement on actual expenditures spent on supplies and services. Donated items or labor are not considered reimbursable expenditures.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$8,400

Estimated Size of Grant:

Capital improvement projects involve the expenditure of $5,000 or more.

Contact Information:

Applications should be sent to:
City of Longview Recreation Office
2920 Douglas St.
Longview, WA 9

Contact:
Jennifer Wills
Director, Parks & Recreation
360-442-5400
rec@mylongview.com

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