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California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program

Grants to California Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
to Install Youth Sports Fields in Low-Income Areas

GrantWatch ID#: 169473
Agency Type:

State

California Department of Parks and Recreation

11/01/16 Postmarked

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Grants to California nonprofits, schools districts, recreation districts, and government agencies for the development of youth sports fields urban areas that have low-income populations, a high unemployment rate, and a high youth crime rate. Funding may be used to increase the opportunities for youth to play soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball. All projects must feature a water conservation component.

Examples of Eligible Construction Costs (up to 100% of grant amount):

-Site preparation, grading, demo

-Installation of natural turf or other surface

-Purchase and installation of permanent equipment: i.e. sprinkler systems, software (as part of a new system), basketball standards, backstops, goal posts, field lighting.

-Construction supplies and materials: may be drawn from central stock if claimed costs are no higher than supplies or materials purchased elsewhere.

-Construction equipment owned by grantee: equipment owned by the grantee may be charged to the grant for each use. Rental rates published by the California Department of Transportation may be used as a guide. For audit purposes, a report or source document must describe the work performed, indicate the hours used, relate the use to the grant scope, and must be signed by the operator or supervisor.

-Construction equipment rented or purchased by grantee: Equipment may be rented or purchased, whichever is the most economical use of grant funds. For purchased equipment, the grant will pay for the rental price equivalent in proportion to the time the purchased equipment is used on the grant scope (Rental rates published by the California Department of Transportation may be used as a guide). The grant will pay for the total cost of the equipment if the purchase price is less than the rental price equivalent. Any funds earned by the grantee from the sale of equipment purchased with the grant must be spent on the project.

-Construction management: i.e. scheduling mobilization, directing equipment, materials, construction personnel, site inspections

-Employee services: for direct costs related to construction. Time and attendance records must be maintained as charges are incurred, recording the actual time spent on the project, and describing the specific work. Salary and wages must be calculated according to the grantee’S wage and salary scales, and may include benefits.

Eligible Non-Construction Costs (up to 25% of grant amount)

-Plans, specifications, construction documents, and cost estimates

-Permits

-Premiums on hazard and liability insurance to cover personnel or property

-Fidelity bond premium cost

-Bid packages

-Employee services: for direct costs related to grant administration/ accounting. Time and attendance records must be maintained as charges are incurred, recording the actual time spent on the project, and describing the specific work. Salary and wages must be calculated according to the grantee’S wage and salary scales, and may include benefits. For more information see the accounting rules for employee services explained in the grant

-Grant administration/accounting: i.e. completion and submission of forms, payment requests.

Up to $1,000,000

The grant performance period is July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2025.

Eligible Applicants:

-Cities and counties, including a city and county
-Park and recreation districts
-Open-space districts
-School districts
-Community-based organization

A Community-Based Organization is defined as one of the following:

-An organization that enters into a cooperative agreement with the department pursuant to Section 513; -A nonprofit group or organization;
-A friends of parks group;
-An organization of a city, county, city and county and regional park.

All community-based organizations shall have a current tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code.

Ineligible Projects
-Acquisition projects.
-Development projects that do not include a water conservation measure.

Ineligible Costs:
-Costs incurred before or after the grant performance period.
-Indirect costs: overhead business expenses of the grantee’s fixed or ordinary operating costs: (rent, mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, office supplies).
-Beautification/Landscaping that doesn’t directly support the recreation venue
-Software (not related to the grant scope)
-Acquisition Costs
-Outside project site boundaries: Streets, traffic lights, electricity, water mains or other infrastructure not located within the project site.
-CEQA Costs
-Fundraising
-Food
-Grant Writing

The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline.

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

Street Address for Overnight Mail:
Calif. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Office of Grants and Local Services
1416 Ninth Street, Room 918
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
Calif. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Office of Grants and Local Services
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

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