Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter:  Tim Hogsett

Action
Small Community Grant Funding
August 26, 2010

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, 2010 from 25 eligible applications requesting $1,740,767 in matching fund assistance.  Staff is recommending support of ten projects in the amount of $722,796.

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 $722,796 from TRPA revenue.  This review includes applications from 25 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 $722,796 is approved.”

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  1. Exhibit A — Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Attachment A

Small Community Grant Program Priority Listing
August 26, 2010
(Descending Order Of Priority)
(* Resubmitted Project)
# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Requested Funds Recommended Cumulative
1 51 East Bernard Swimming Pool $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
2 43 Cooper Harmon Park II $75,000 $75,000 $150,000
3 41 Kempner Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park $72,796 $72,796 $222,796
4 41 Palestine Reagan Park $75,000 $75,000 $297,796
5 39 Lockney Pool Renovation $50,000 $50,000 $347,796
6 39 Trinity Baseball Park * $75,000 $75,000 $422,796
7 36 White Oak Penick Park III * $75,000 $75,000 $497,796
8 35 Reid Road MUD #2 Willbern Elementary School Park $75,000 $75,000 $572,796
9 34 Bastrop Fisherman's Park-Spray Park Area $75,000 $75,000 $647,796
10 34 Taylor Regional Park $75,000 $75,000 $722,796
11 33 Addison Surveyor Road Water Tower Park $75,000    
12 33 Lorena Mc Brayer Park $75,000    
13 33 Mineola Preserve on the Sabine III * $49,600    
14 32 Kemah 5th Street Waterfront Park $75,000    
15 31 Saint Jo Play And Skate Park * $75,000    
16 31 Crockett Playground Improvements $75,000    
17 31 Farmersville JW Spain Athletic Complex Park II * $75,000    
18 29 Alpine American Legion Park * $60,000    
19 29 Crystal City Municipal Pool $75,000    
20 27 Harris County WCID #136 Birnam Woods Nature Park $75,000    
21 27 Teague Lake Park * $75,000    
22 26 Combes Armadillo Road Park * $51,692    
23 21 Balch Springs Woodland Park $75,000    
24 21 Pampa Recreation Park II $75,000    
25 20 Muenster Water District Park Development II $31,679    
      TOTAL $1,740,767    

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