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Grants Available to Create Inclusive Play Spaces

Thursday January 18th, 2018
Townships that want to construct an inclusive playground or play area can apply for a Meet Me at the Park grant through the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company. Thanks to a grant from Disney, NRPA is excited to continue the Meet Me at the Park program in 2018 and provide additional communities with increased access to inclusive play spaces in local parks for children and families. The deadline is March 1, 2018.
 
As part of this program, park and recreation agencies are invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to inclusive play spaces for children and families in underserved communities. Agencies with the most innovative, scalable, and impactful project ideas will receive grants to build their projects.  
 
This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.
 
 
Eligibility
 
To be eligible for the grants, applicants must:
 
• Be a state or local government park and recreation agency (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, etc.).
 
• Conduct surveys and collect data from at least 25 people at the project site once the project is completed. Surveys and training will be provided.
 
• Provide opportunities for community engagement and volunteerism in association with the project.
 
• Promote the project locally through its own communication channels and on social media.
 
• Eight of the selected grantees will be required to conduct a more in-depth evaluation. Tools and training will be provided to selected grantees.
 
 
Applications
 
Applications are due by 11:59PM ET on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
 
To learn more and apply, click here.
 
 
Webinar will explain more
 
NRPA will host a webinar on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to give an overview of the goals of the grant and answer applicant questions. Register for this webinar here.
 
If you have any questions about this grant opportunity, please email playspacesRFA@nrpa.org.