Presenter: Tim Hogsett
Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Indoor Recreation Local Park Grant Funding
January 22, 2009
I. Executive Summary: Indoor Recreation Grants are made from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account to Texas local governments for the acquisition and/or development of indoor recreation facilities. As of July 31, 2008 TPWD received eleven eligible indoor applications requesting $6,945,110 in matching fund assistance. The Legislature restored the appropriation for indoor grants for the 2008-2009 biennium. Staff is recommending support of three projects for this fiscal year in the amount of $1,395,000.
II. Discussion: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) is a dedication of a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods, effective September 1, 1993. This program provides matching fund assistance to local governments for outdoor and indoor recreation.
Funds available include $1,395,000 from Fiscal Year 2009 TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from eleven sponsors requesting $6,945,110 in matching funds for all eligible applications submitted by July 31, 2008. Based on site visits and analyses, 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 three projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $1,395,000 is approved."
Attachments - 1
- Exhibit A - Priority Listing
Indoor Grant Program Priority Listing
January 22, 2009
(Descending Order Of Priority)
(A = Acquisition, D = Development)
(* Resubmitted Project)
|#||Score||Applicant and Project||Type||Requested||Recommended||Cumulative|
|3||54||Weslaco||Boys and Girls Club Indoor Recreation Center||D||$718,000||$567,890||$1,395,000|
|5||50||Rockport||"The Gathering Place" Rockport Community Center||D||$750,000||$0||$1,395,000|
|6||49||Corpus Christi||Oso Bay Wetland Preserve & Learning Center||D||$750,000||$0||$1,395,000|
|7||49||North Richland Hills||Recreation Center||D||$750,000||$0||$1,395,000|
|8||47||Missouri City||Tennis Center Acquisition *||A&D||$750,000||$0||$1,395,000|
|10||43||Laredo||Maria Luisa Haynes Recreation Center||$750,000||$0||$1,395,000|
|11||25||Richland Hills||Kate Baker Park Community Center *||D||$150,000||$0||$1,395,000|