Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Presenter:  Tim Hogsett

Indoor Recreation Local Park Grant Funding
January 27, 2011

I.       Executive Summary:  Indoor Recreation Grants are made from the Texas Recreation and Parks Account to Texas local governments with less than 500,000 in population for the acquisition and/or development of indoor recreation facilities.  As of August 1, 2010 TPWD received four eligible indoor applications requesting $2,995,200 in matching fund assistance.  Staff is recommending support of one project for this fiscal year in the amount of $750,000.

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 are $750,000 from Fiscal Year 2011 TRPA revenue.  This review includes applications from four eligible sponsors requesting $2,995,200 in matching funds for all eligible applications submitted by August 1, 2010.  Based on the scores, 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 one project listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $750,000 is approved.”

Attachment — 1

1.   Exhibit A — Priority Listing

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Exhibit A

Indoor Grant Program Priority Listing
January 27, 2011
(Descending Order Of Priority)
(* Resubmitted Project)
# Score Sponsor Authority Project Name Grant Request State Match Cumulative Total Project Cost
1 79 La Grange Randolph Recreation Center $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 $2,000,000
2 67 Brown County Zephyr Activity Center * $750,000      
3 47 Anna Natural Springs Park Community Center $745,200      
4 32 Euless Midway Park Family Life Center * $750,000      
TOTAL $2,995,200