Play space grants – now available
Through Meet Me at the Park, NRPA in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company understand the need to improve access to outdoor play. Thanks to a grant from Disney, NRPA is excited to continue the Meet Me at the Park program in 2018 and provide additional communities with increased access to inclusive play spaces in local parks for children and families. As part of this program, park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories are invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to inclusive play spaces for children and families in underserved communities. Agencies with the most innovative, scalable and impactful project ideas will receive grants to build their projects. Click here for more information, or to apply.
This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.
Eligibility Applicants must:
Be a state or local government park and recreation agency, (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, etc.)
Administer surveys and collect data from at least 25 people at the project site once the project is completed. Surveys and training will be provided.
Provide opportunities for community engagement and volunteerism in association with the project.
Promote the project locally through its own communication channels and on social media.
Eight of the selected grantees will be required to conduct a more in-depth evaluation. Tools and training will be provided to selected grantees.
Application Due Date Applications are due by 11:59PM ET on Thursday, March 1, 2018.