Presenters: Tim Hogsett
Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Indoor Recreation Local Park Grant Funding
January 28, 2010
I. Executive Summary: Indoor Recreation Grants are made from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account to Texas local governments for the acquisition and/or development of indoor recreation facilities. As of July 31, 2009 TPWD received eight eligible indoor applications requesting $5,045,000 in matching fund assistance. Staff is recommending support of two projects for this fiscal year in the amount of $1,500,000.
II. Discussion: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) is a dedication of a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods, effective September 1, 1993. This program provides matching fund assistance to local governments for outdoor and indoor recreation.
III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:
"Funding for two projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $1,500,000 is approved."
Attachments - 1
- Exhibit A - Priority Listing
Indoor Grant Priority Listing
January 28, 2010
(Descending Order of Priority)
|#||Score||Sponsor Authority||Project Name||Grant Request||State Match||Total Project Cost|
|1||81||Murphy||Old Murphy School Community Center||$750,000||$750,000||$1,500,000|
|2||68||La Feria||Recreation Center||$750,000||$750,000||$1,500,000|
|3||57||Maverick County||Las Quintas Recreation Center||$500,000||$1,000,000|
|4||51||Brown County||Zephyr ISD Activity Center||$750,000||$3,000,000|
|5||51||Euless||Midway Park Family Life Center||$750,000||$11,800,000|
|6||41||Rockport||"The Gathering Place" Rockport Community Center*||$750,000||$2,750,000|
|7||27||Hidalgo||Valle Alto Park Youth Center||$525,000||$1,050,000|
|8||22||Jim Hogg County||Youth Center||$270,000||$540,000|