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Parks and Recreation Outreach Grant Program

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Platte County Parks and Recreation Department

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01/21/22 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. All completed projects must be open for public use. 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:

  1. Capital Improvement Projects: Eligible capital improvement projects include, but are not limited to, playgrounds, ball fields, trails, picnic shelters, and open space. In addition, plans to establish recreational programs are also eligible for grant awards. Projects involving land acquisition must include ownership by a public agency and be dedicated for public recreational purposes in perpetuity (nonprofit organizations are encouraged to partner with their local government).
  2. Public Recreation Programs: Recreation programs eligible for Outreach Grant funds may be sports, wellness, historical or cultural arts related.
  3. Capital Maintenance for Parks, Recreational, and Historic Facilities: Capital maintenance, as defined by this program, shall include the acquisition of new maintenance equipment and major maintenance or renovation of recreational and historical facilities. Qualified items include, but are not necessarily limited to, playground resurfacing, trail resurfacing, ballfield reconditioning activities, and concession/restroom building refurbishments. 

More information on eligible projects can be found on page 3 of the Grant Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177481

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Term of Contract:

Successful applicants shall complete their project no later than November 1, 2022. Limited project extensions may be granted for special circumstances. Applicants may submit a 2022 Outreach Grant application for programs or events occurring before April 1st, 2023.

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.

Project requests 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, per diem expenses, fundraising, program equipment such as footballs, baseball bats, uniforms, pads and nets, lodging expenses, or any project that requires the use of eminent domain or condemnation.

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., January 21st, 2022 in order to be considered.

A voluntary pre-application discussion of your application can be scheduled by contacting Chris Oryshyn, Assistant Parks Director.

Grant awards will be announced by March 2022.

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.

All grant funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.

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.

Sponsors may submit multiple applications for consideration.

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.

Mail or hand deliver applications to:
Platte County Parks and Recreation Department
415 Third Street
Platte City, Missouri 64079

Chris Oryshyn, Assistant Parks Director

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