The 83rd Texas Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium.
Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and application deadlines need to be reviewed.
To assess the needs and desires of our grant customers, we are planning a series of statewide public input meetings and an online customer survey. After the results of these inputs are obtained, TPWD staff will propose rule changes for adoption by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in early 2014, with a call for grant applicants subsequent.
Scheduled Public Meetings:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)
Texas Parks & Wildlife Headquarters
4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin, Texas 78744
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)
Municipal Court and Theatre Building
1302 Center Street
Deer Park, TX 77536
Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78503
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)
Sherwood Community Center
4819 N. Everglade
Odessa, TX 79761
For further information on the above scheduled meetings, please contact Recreation Grants at: email@example.com or by phone at (512) 389-8224.
Those unable to attend the public meetings will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey which will be made available late October/early November.
To stay current on the progress of the restoration of our grant programs we invite you to visit our web page often: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/grants/
–TPWD Press Release