Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Indoor Recreation Grant Funding
January 2008

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, 2007 TPWD received eight eligible indoor applications requesting $3,053,752 in matching fund assistance. The Legislature restored the appropriation for indoor grants for the 2008-2009 biennium. Staff is recommending support of five projects for this fiscal year in the amount of $2,068,626.

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 $2,068,626 from Fiscal Year 2008 TRPA revenue. This review includes applications from eight sponsors requesting $3,053,752 in matching funds for all eligible applications submitted by July 31, 2007. 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 five projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $2,068,626.00 is approved."

Attachments - 1

  1. Exhibit A – Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit A

Indoor Recreation Grant Program Priority Listing
January 24, 2008
(Descending Order of Priority)

(A = Acquisition, D = Development)
( * = Resubmitted Project)

Score Applicant and Project Type Requested Recommended Cumulative
71 DILLEY City/School Recreation Facility A&D $416,000.00 $416,000.00 $416,000.00
55 CEDAR PARK Community & Recreation Center D $400,000.00 $400,000.00 $816,000.00
55 COPPERAS COVE Community Recreation Complex D $417,563.00 $417,563.00 $1,233,563.00
52 PORT ARTHUR Recreation & Senior Center D $417,563.00 $417,563.00 $1,651,126.00
44 COTULLA A.B. Alexander Convention & Nature Center D $417,500.00 $417,500.00 $2,068,626.00
43 SUGAR LAND Recreation Center* D $417,563.00 $0.00 $2,068,626.00
39 MISSOURI CITY Tennis & Fitness Center A&D $417,563.00 $0.00 $2,068,626.00
30 RICHLAND HILLS Kate Baker Park Community Center* D $150,000.00 $0.00 $2,068,626.00
Totals $3,053,752.00