Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Action
Small Community Grant Funding
August 21, 2008

I. Executive Summary: Small Communities Grant Program funds are made available from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account (TRPA) to Texas local governments with populations under 20,000 for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation sites. Applications were received by January 31, 2008 from 24 eligible applications requesting $1,050,225 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of 17 projects in the amount of $759,964.

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 $759,964 from TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 24 sponsors requesting funding.

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

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $759,964 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Exhibit A

Small Community Grant Program Priority Listing

Descending Order of Priority
(A = Acquisition, D = Development,* Resubmitted Project)
# Score Applicant and Project Type Requested Recommended Cumulative
1 47 TOYAH Community Park D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $50,000.00
2 40 MOUNT CALM City Park A&D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $100,000.00
3 39 GARRETT City Park A&D $34,286.00 $34,286.00 $134,286.00
4 36 RHOME Ruth Slay Park A&D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $184,286.00
5 35 POINT City Park A&D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $234,286.00
6 32 KLEBERG COUNTY Riviera Park D $46,178.00 $46,178.00 $280,464.00
7 31 DEVINE South Devine Park A&D $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $300,464.00
8 31 KILGORE Synergy Park * D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $350,464.00
9 31 LYFORD City Park * D $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $370,464.00
10 29 ARANSAS PASS Community Park II D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $420,464.00
11 29 FRANKLIN COUNTY Recreation-Sports Complex A&D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $470,464.00
12 29 KRUM City Park II D $50,000.00 $39,500.00 $509,964.00
13 28 GATESVILLE Raby Splash Park * D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $559,964.00
14 28 MINEOLA Preserve on the Sabine River II D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $609,964.00
15 28 PONDER Eddie Deussen Park D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $659,964.00
16 28 VAN City Park D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $709,964.00
17 27 HELOTES Parrigin Playground * D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $759,964.00
18 25 IDALOU Wildcat Park A&D $50,000.00 $50,000.00 $759,964.00
19 24 AUBREY Recreation Park D $50,000.00   $759,964.00
20 24 INGLESIDE ON THE BAY City Park D $12,011.00   $759,964.00
21 22 UVALDE Skate Park D $50,000.00   $759,964.00
22 19 PANHANDLE City Park D $50,000.00   $759,964.00
23 18 CHANNING Community Park D $17,750.00   $759,964.00
24 15 PORT ISABEL Laguna Madre Park II D $50,000.00   $759,964.00
Totals $1,050,225.00 $759,964.00  

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