The goal of the NCRPA Wellness Initiative is to provide recreation and park agencies with resources to improve health programming, infrastructure, and policy efforts in your community. This wellness blog will give you a few resources and opportunities that your department may want to consider pursuing.
Feed A Bee Improved Pollinator Grants: Pollinator Gardens are a great way to encourage the public to get outside. Pollinator gardens are cool because they bring fascinating insects to your natural spaces, as well as offering beautiful plants. The Bayer North America Bee Care Program is accepting proposals on a rolling basis for the Feed a Bee Grant Program. This program funds foraging planting and restoration initiatives that will promote pollinator health and help provide a tangible, sustainable solution to the current lack of forage. To learn more and to apply, click this link!
USGA Alliance Grant Program: The United States Golf Association is offering grants to help make golf more accessible to people with disabilities. If your department is currently offering any golf programs, I strongly encourage you to pursue this opportunity! Since golf is a "lifetime sport", making sure that these programs are inclusive to all can have some major impacts! Click this link to apply and for more information.
USTA Facility Assistance Program: The United States Tennis Association is offering technical and financial support to improve tennis facilities throughout the country! If your community is selected you will receive funding opportunities in addition to personalized support and service from project consultants. For more information and to apply, click this link!
Baseball Tomorrow Fund: The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is awarding grants to help run youth baseball and softball programs/facilities! Funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. For more information and to apply, click this link!
I hope that this post has given you a few resources to encourage healthy living in your community!
Until next time,