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Parks and Recreation Outreach Grant Program

Grants to Missouri Nonprofits, Agencies, and School
Districts to Enhance Parks and Outdoor Facilities

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Platte County Parks and Recreation Department

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01/15/21 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and school districts in eligible locations to enhance wellness and recreational opportunities for local residents. Funding is intended for capital improvements and maintenance of public parks and recreational facilities as well as public recreation programs. Eligible applicants are located in Platte County.

This program is intended to promote the development of local parks and recreation facilities and programs within Platte County to enhance the quality of life for all residents. The program strengthens partnerships between the County, local governments, and non-profit organizations to strategically meet the needs of the citizens. 

Eligible projects:

  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Public Recreation Programs
  • Capital Maintenace for Parks, Recreational, and Historic Facilities

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the development or improvement of recreational facilities such as playgrounds, ball fields and trails. In addition, plans to establish recreational programs are also eligible for grant awards. More information on eligible projects can be found on Page 3 of the Grant Guidelines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177481

Estimated Size of Grant:

Approximately $250,000 is available each year for disbursement through this program.

Term of Contract:

Successful applicants shall complete their project no later than November 1, 2021. Limited project extensions may be granted for special circumstances. Applicants may submit a 2021 Outreach Grant application for programs or events occurring before April 1st, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for Outreach Grant funds must be a local government, school district, or other political subdivision of the state of Missouri as provided for in Article VI, Section 23, of the Missouri Constitution or an Internal Revenue Service designated tax exempt organization such as a 501c(3) or c(4).

Platte County does not contribute to organizations that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin. Projects will be funded only for facilities or programs in Platte County which primarily and significantly benefit Platte County citizens.

Platte County is unable to fund projects through the Outreach Grant Program that do not substantially improve recreational opportunities for county residents.

Projects not eligible for funding include, but are not necessarily limited to, monthly utility costs, maintenance personnel costs, food, consumable maintenance supplies such as fuel or cleaners, janitorial services, small tools, administrative or travel expenses, facility rentals, admission costs, fundraising, program equipment such as footballs, baseball bats, uniforms, pads and nets, or any project that requires the use of eminent domain or condemnation.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be open on November 4th, 2020 and be due on January 15th, 2021 (5:00 p.m.). A voluntary pre-application discussion of your application can be scheduled by contacting Chris Oryshyn, Assistant Parks Director.

New this year: Applicants will have the opportunity to present their project application to the Platte County Parks Board of Park Commissioners at a date TBD. Each applicant will receive 5 minutes to present their application to the board, if they choose to do so. This presentation is not required to apply. More details will be given to each applicant at a later date.

Successful applicants, (sponsors) are required to provide significant matching resources in the form of cash or in-kind services, such as donated labor or materials to the project. All matching resources shall be verified by a resolution or letter from the applicant or agency providing the match.

All new construction or renovation projects are required to include a development plan or a diagram with the application. Land acquisition projects must include a location map of the property.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Deliver application and required documents to:
Platte County Parks and Recreation Department
415 Third Street
Platte City, Missouri 64079

Chris Oryshyn, Assistant Parks Director

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