Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Indoor Recreation Grants
January 2003

I. 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 indoor recreation.

TRPA funds available for indoor projects include $3,411,868 from Fiscal Year 2003 revenue.

This review includes applications from 25 sponsors requesting $15,832,419 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 2002. Projects have been analyzed by staff and are 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: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $3,411,868.00 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B."

Exhibit A - Priority Listing (Available Upon Request)
Exhibit B - Discussion of Individual Project Proposals (Available Upon Request)
Exhibit C - Fiscal Note (Available Upon Request)