Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission - Hennepin Youth Sports Program (HYSP)
11/05/18 4:00 PM
Grants to Hennepin County, Minnesota municipalities, school districts, and park districts for recreational and athletic facility creation, expansion, or improvement, as well as to purchase athletic equipment. Funding is intended to develop facilities for youth sports and recreation.
Funding is provided in two separate grants: Facility Grants and Equipment Grants.
These criteria will be among those considered in evaluating facility grant applications:
- Partnerships among local government units and between local government units and nonprofit organizations
- Creating new or expanded athletic or recreational opportunities for youth
- Improving the conditions at current athletic or recreational facilities
- Ratio of the amount of matching funds to the total project cost
- Community support for the project
- Number of youth served and their demographic characteristics
- Environmental improvements
- Stewardship of current athletic facilities and financial sustainability of project
- Equitable distribution throughout Hennepin County
Examples of eligible projects include baseball and softball fields, soccer, football and lacrosse fields, tennis courts hockey rinks, skate parks, gymnasiums, lights, synthetic turf, adaptive recreation facilities, and pools and water parks.
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 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.
Examples of eligible requests include: goals and nets, pitching machines, field maintenance equipment, backboards, blocking sleds and dummies, gymnastics and tumbling equipment, volleyball standards, wrestling mats, and track and field equipment.
These criteria will be among those considered in evaluating equipment grant applications:
- Partnerships between local government units and non-profit organizations
- Number of youth that will use the equipment and their demographic characteristics
- Ratio of the amount of matching funds to the total cost of the equipment
- To the extent possible, grants will be awarded to a variety of sports and recreational activities and distributed to communities throughout Hennepin County
GrantWatch ID#: 161628
Facility Grants will range from $10,000 to $300,000.
Equipment awards will be up to $10,000.
Facility Program: The project is required to be completed by June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send or deliver applications to:
Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission
1700 – 105th Avenue NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55449
George Ellis, Program Director
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