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2017 Field Renovation Grant

Grants to Cincinnati Area, Ohio Local Governments and
Organizations to Renovate Baseball Fields for Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 176935
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Reds Community Fund

01/13/17 Received by Date

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Grants to Greater Cincinnati Area, Ohio municipalities, local recreation departments, and other organizations to build, repair, and restore neighborhood ball fields, with an emphasis on creasing youth baseball or softball programs and opportunities. Funding will be provided for fencing and backstop replacements, field grading and leveling, outfield, and infield restoration/seeding, as well as infield dirt and drying agents

Requests will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following key criteria:

- Create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving youth baseball or softball programs
- Improve the quality and increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs
- Address opportunities for underserved youth
- Receive community support
- Reach a critical mass of youth in your community

The Fund will also evaluate each applicant's ability to demonstrate:

- Strong partnerships with other organizations, agencies, the local business community, and individuals with community support and leadership
- Thorough planning of the proposed project
- Commitment to increase youth participation in baseball and softball and to be inclusive in all areas of its program
- Ability to maintain and protect the community project via operational self-sufficiency as well as its ability to maintain community facilities and fields on an on-going basis
- Willingness and ability to provide complete and accurate information during the application and review process

Most funded projects represent collaborations with local municipalities and recreation departments.

The application form is attached below (see Supporting Documents).

In order to be considered for assistance you must provide photographs, site maps, and/or additional narratives to highlight relevant information regarding your project needs. Project must include a minimum of one existing baseball field. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Once all applications have been received, selected applicants will be chosen to receive a site visit which will occur the week of February 6, 2017.

All applicants will receive written confirmation of the status of their application the week of February 20, 2017.

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

All applications must be received in hand by January 13, 2017 in order to be considered. Applications may be mailed to 2026 E. Seymour Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 or emailed to communitymakeover@reds.com to the attention of Gabrielle Pape.

The receipt of the application will be confirmed via email; please provide a reliable email address that is checked regularly.

Greater Cincinnati

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