Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Local Park Funding
August 1998

I. Discussion: Local Park Grants: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) was authorized in 1993 to assist local political subdivisions of the state in providing basic public recreation facilities. TRPA revenue is generated from a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods.

TRPA funds available include $6,475,000 from Fiscal Year 1999 revenue.

This review includes applications from 44 sponsors, requesting $13,477,468 in matching funds for all applications submitted by January 31, 1998. 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. Exhibit B contains a discussion of individual, eligible project proposals.

II. Recommendation: he staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $6,273,661 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B."

Attachments – 3

1. Exhibit A – Priority Listing
2. Exhibit B – Discussion of Individual Project Proposals
3. Exhibit C – Fiscal Note

(Exhibits A-C - Available upon request.)

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