Public Meetings Planned for Local Park Grant Program
AUSTIN— The 83rd Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium.
Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and application deadlines need to be reviewed.
To assess the needs and desires of grant customers, TPWD’s planning a series of statewide public input meetings and an online customer survey. After the results of these inputs are obtained, TPWD staff will propose rule changes for adoption by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in early 2014, with a call for grant applicants subsequent.
Scheduled Public Meetings:
Wed., Oct. 2 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)
4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin, Texas 78744
Wed., Oct. 16 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)
Municipal Court and Theatre Building
1302 Center Street
Deer Park, TX 77536
Thurs., Oct. 17 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78503
Tues., Oct. 22 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Thurs., Oct. 24 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)
Sherwood Community Center
4819 N. Everglade
Odessa, TX 79761
The Urban Summit is for those who qualify under the Urban Recreation Grant guidelines.
Tues., Nov. 5 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
TPWD – Ed Werland Training Room
1340 Airport Commerce Drive
Building 6, Suite 600B **
Austin, TX 78741
**Please note that Building 6 is the last building toward the east side in the Airport Commerce Park complex.
Those unable to attend the public meetings will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey which will be made available late October or early November.