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Neighborhood Park Grant Program

Grants to Washington Organizations and Individuals
in Eligible Areas for Capital Projects in Local Parks

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Longview

Deadline Date:

02/12/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Washington organizations, agencies, and individuals in eligible areas for capital projects to improve local parks. Funding is intended to support park enhancements, including major 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.

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. Previous grants have been awarded for a wide variety of projects such as the construction of sports fields, irrigation systems, security systems, disc golf course, installation of public art, and much more.

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/1785/Neighborhood-Park-Grant-Packet-2021?bidId=#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151008

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$25,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, organizations, 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:

Submit applications along with any supporting documentation by 5:00pm on the closing date of Friday, February 12, 2021.

Timeline:
- February 12th: Deadline for application submittal
- February 22nd: The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meet to evaluate the proposals and make recommendations to City Council.
- March 18th: City Council reviews the proposals and makes final approval.
- Week of March 22nd: Applicants are notified of City Council Decision.
- December 31st: Expected project completion and subsequent “Project Completion Summary Form” submit

All applicants will be invited to make presentations regarding their projects to the board at the February 22nd 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 projects.

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.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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

Jennifer Wills
Director, Parks & Recreation
360-442-5405
jennifer.wills@mylongview.com
rec@mylongview.com

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USA: Washington: City of Longview

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