Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Local Park Grant Funding
August 2005

I. Discussion: 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.

Funds available include $1,500,000 from Fiscal Year 2006 TRPA revenue and $500,000 in federal Land and Water Conservation Funds.

This review includes applications from 17 sponsors, requesting $7,307,700 in matching funds for all applications submitted by January 31, 2005. 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.

II. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motions:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $2,000,000 be approved."