Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Presenter:  Tim Hogsett

Action
Outdoor Recreation Grant Funding
January 27, 2011

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 of less than 500,000 in population for the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreation sites.  As of August 1, 2010 TPWD received 29 eligible Outdoor applications requesting $12,983,749 in matching fund assistance.  Staff is recommending support of four projects in the amount of $1,848,209.

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 are $1,848,209 from Fiscal Year 2011 TRPA revenue.  This review includes applications from 29 sponsors requesting $12,983,749 in matching funds for all eligible applications submitted by August 1, 2010.  Based on the scores, 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 four projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $1,848,209 is approved.”

Attachments – 1

1.   Exhibit A — Priority Listing


Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Appendix A

Outdoor Grant Program Priority Listing
January 27, 2011
(Descending Order of Priority)
(* Resubmitted Project)
# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Grant Request State Match Cumulative Total Project Cost
1 97 Corsicana Athletic Complex* $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
2 97 Gun Barrel City Community Park #3* $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,609,121
3 95 Haltom City Little Fossil Creek Linear Park* $500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000
4 93 Vinton City Hall Park* $500,000 $348,209 $1,848,209 $1,000,000
5 91 Krum Community Park Development* $500,000      
6 91 Wallis Mynarik Park $500,000      
7 90 Sonterra MUD Community Park $473,920      
8 89 Mexia Athletic Complex $500,000      
9 89 Vernon Orbison Park* $500,000      
10 89 Liberty Hill City Park* $200,000      
11 88 Maverick County Lake Park Iv* $500,000      
12 87 Wharton County Precinct 1 Park $383,205      
13 85 Anna Slayter Creek Park II $500,000      
14 83 Flower Mound Wilson-Carmel Park $500,000      
15 83 Willacy County Laguna Point Recreation Area $500,000      
16 82 Harker Heights Purser Family Park $279,000      
17 82 Red Oak Hickory Creek Park $500,000      
18 82 Wichita Falls Wichita Bluff Open Space* $500,000      
19 73 San Juan Monte Grande Park $289,850      
20 68 Nueces County Lyondell-Basell Park $500,000      
21 62 Jacksonville Athletic Complex $500,000      
22 62 Princeton Community Park * $500,000      
23 61 La Feria Veteran's Memorial Sports Complex $500,000      
24 59 Eden Concho Springs Golf Course / Lee Pfluger Park $127,724      
25 58 Prosper Town Lake Loop Trail $262,300      
26 54 Wheeler City Pool $500,000      
27 52 Brazoria County Bridge Park $467,750      
28 36 Uvalde County Fair-Plex & Wes Cooksey Parks $500,000      
29 34 Kilgore Baseball/Soccer/Multi-Use Fields $500,000      
TOTAL $12,983,749  

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