Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 11
Action
Small Community Grant Funding
August 27, 2009

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 fewer than 20,000 for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation sites. Applications were received by January 31, 2009 from 31 eligible applications requesting $2,108,638 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of 11 projects in the amount of $753,300.

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 $753,300 from TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from 31 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 $753,300 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A - Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 11
Exhibit A

Small Community Grant Program Priority Listing
August 27, 2009
(Descending Order of Priority)
(*Resubmitted Project)

# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Requested Funds Recommended Cumulative
1 43 Thrall City Park $40,000 $40,000 $40,000
2 43 Wortham City Park $75,000 $75,000 $115,000
3 41 Commerce City Park $75,000 $75,000 $190,000
4 36 Holland City Park $75,000 $75,000 $265,000
5 36 Krugerville City Park $75,000 $75,000 $340,000
6 36 Stockdale Central Park* $75,000 $75,000 $415,000
7 35 Flatonia Seven Acre Park $75,000 $75,000 $490,000
8 35 Nome Community Park $75,000 $75,000 $565,000
9 34 Marfa Blackwell School City Park $40,000 $40,000 $605,000
10 34 Meadows Place Community Park IV $75,000 $75,000 $680,000
11 34 Robinson Recreational Park $75,000 $73,300 $753,300
12 33 Kleberg County Williams Park Improvements $50,000 $0 $753,300
13 32 Cumby City Park $52,000 $0 $753,300
14 31 Franklin County Recreational Park* $75,000 $0 $753,300
15 31 Saint Jo Play and Skate Park $75,000 $0 $753,300
16 30 Alpine American Legion Park Improvements $60,000 $0 $753,300
17 30 Taylor Spray Park $75,000 $0 $753,300
18 29 Mineola Preserve On The Sabine III $49,600 $0 $753,300
19 28 Port Aransas Nature Preserve Trailhead and Skatepark Complex $74,810 $0 $753,300
20 27 Port Isabel Laguna Madre Park II* $75,000 $0 $753,300
21 27 Trinity Baseball Park Improvements $75,000 $0 $753,300
22 27 White Oak Penick Park III $75,000 $0 $753,300
23 26 Gun Barrel City Park Expansion- East Section $75,000 $0 $753,300
24 26 South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center II $75,000 $0 $753,300
25 25 Combes Armadillo Road Park $51,692 $0 $753,300
26 25 Sinton Speck Eakin Memorial Park II $75,000 $0 $753,300
27 25 Sterling City Park Expansion Project $75,000 $0 $753,300
28 23 Arp Walter Fair Park Expansion Project $59,571 $0 $753,300
29 23 La Grange Randolph Park $55,965 $0 $753,300
30 20 Teague Lake Park $75,000 $0 $753,300
31 19 Farmersville JW Spain Athletic Complex Park Expansion Project $75,000 $0 $753,300
Totals $2,108,638 $753,300

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