New Year, New Opportunities

January 7, 2019




The New Year is always a great time to start or improve on health and wellness initiatives in your community. This wellness blog will provide a few opportunities that will help support these efforts. 


NCRPA, GameTime, & PlayCore: Statewide Training and Funding Initiative 


NCRPA, GameTime, & Playcore are aligning resources and strategically partnering to promote best practices in parks and recreation, provide quality education, and arm communities with evidence-based resources for play & recreation! To find out more about the application process, please click this link


Skatepark Grants


The Tony Hawk Foundation is offering grants to promote public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the country. These grants will help support the design, development, and construction of new skateparks in eligible areas.  For the current grant cycle, applications are due on January 14th. For more information and to apply, click this link!


USTA Facility Assistance Program


The United States Tennis Association is offering technical and financial support to help improve tennis facilities throughout the country! These grants will help support your existing tennis facility by providing personalized support and service from USTA National Staff. For more information and to apply, click this link!



US Soccer Foundation: Safe Places to Play Grants


The US Soccer Foundation is offering grants to support soccer field building initiatives. The funds awarded from this grant may support irrigation, lighting, AstroTurf, and flooring material costs. Click this link to learn more and to apply. 


I hope that your department will consider pursuing these opportunities!


Until next time,

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