Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Action
Outdoor Recreation Grant Funding
January 2008

I. Executive Summary: Outdoor Recreation Grants are made available from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to Texas local governments for the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreation sites. As of July 31, 2007 TPWD received 19 eligible applications requesting $6,214,147 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of ten projects in the amount of $3,784,898.

II. Discussion: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) was authorized in 1993 to assist local political subdivisions of the state in providing basic public recreation facilities. TRPA revenue is generated from a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods.

Funds available include $3,784,898 from Fiscal Year 2008 TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 19 sponsors requesting $6,214,147 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 2007. Based on site visits and analyses, the projects have been ranked in descending order of priority. Exhibit A contains the priority listing with funds requested by the sponsors and funds recommended by staff.

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for ten projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $3,784,898.00 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A – Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Exhibit A

Outdoor Recreation Grant Program Priority Listing
January 24, 2008
(Descending Order of Priority)

(A = Acquisition, D = Development)
( * = Resubmitted Project)

Score Applicant and Project Type Requested Recommended Cumulative
102 JUNCTION City Park A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $400,000.00
100 PORT ARTHUR Adams Park D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $800,000.00
98 KLEBERG COUNTY Dick Kleberg Park Improvements D $184,898.00 $184,898.00 $984,898.00
96 HUTTO Lake Park A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $1,384,898.00
93 JUSTIN Community Park A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $1,784,898.00
88 CIBOLO Town Creek Park West A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $2,184,898.00
87 POTTSBORO Park * A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $2,584,898.00
84 CAMERON COUNTY Laureles Regional Park A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $2,984,898.00
83 GROESBECK Community Park II * A&D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $3,384,898.00
72 DIBOLL Sport Complex Old Orchard Park D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $3,784,898.00
71 NUECES COUNTY Banquete Park * D $318,500.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
63 STOCKDALE Central Park D $123,240.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
61 MISSOURI CITY Independence Park Expansion A&D $400,000.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
53 MC ALLEN Town Lake A&D $398,500.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
49 PROSPER Folsom Park D $390,000.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
46 FRANKLIN COUNTY Recreational Sports Complex A&D $400,000.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
44 SOCORRO Bonita Park * D $150,000.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
43 DUBLIN Little Fellers Playground D $119,632.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
27 TULIA Tule Lake Park D $129,377.00 $0.00 $3,784,898.00
Totals $6,214,147.00

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