Grants

The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association tracks grant programs its members may benefit from.  The links published below do not guarantee grant programs will be immediately available.

BCI Burke Commits $1.5 Million to “Play Today”FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin (April 14, 2014) – BCI Burke’s avid commitment to create outdoor recreation opportunities for kids’ play and fitness is ramping up savings on the most innovative and industry leading structures.  Burke’s NucleusTM, Intensity®, NaturePlay®, Little BuddiesTM, and VoltageTM play systems are featured in the “Play Today” grants totaling $1.5 million, along with an array of play freestanding favorites that include Burke Basics spinners, swings, climbers, drums and Rock ‘N’ Ride racecar. The “Play Today” grants incentivize leaders at schools, churches, child cares, municipalities, homeowners’ associations, and other groups who are looking to improve their outdoor play areas.  The funding is only available until June 20, 2014. The “Play Today” program accentuates Burke’s passion to provide play for all children. They are the ideal catalyst for groups that need extra momentum to make their playground projects become a reality, according to Tim Ahern, CEO/owner of BCI Burke. BCI Burke’s Reinventing PlayTM business focus showcases continual improvement and premium customer commitment, as well as creating the highest quality playground, park and recreation products that are backed by the best warranty in the industry. Since its inception in the early 1920s, BCI Burke has been an avid champion of engaging kids and families in healthy, challenging and safe play.  For more information, visit http://www.bciburke.com/playtoday.

Government Grant Listings Local government agencies can benefit from grant opportunities available through federal and state government sources.

State of New Jersey – Department of Health and Human Services – Shaping NJ
State of New Jersey – Department of Community Affairs – SAGE
State of New Jersey – Division of Parks & Forestry – Trails Grants
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

United States Fish & Wildlife Service

Partnership Grant Listings
The National Recreation & Park Association has developed many partnerships members of NJRPA may take advantage of.  Membership in NRPA may be required to access these funding sources. NRPA – National Initiatives

Private Grant Listings
Private companies and organizations throughout the world donate money and resources to the public sector and local non-profit organizations.  The sources listed below are known contributors to Parks, Recreation and Conservation initiatives.

NFL Youth Football Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
The National Park Service (NPS) State and Local Assistance Division announced the availability of $3 million in appropriations for Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance grants for a pilot national competitive grant program. State, regional, and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes are invited to submit proposals for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving jurisdictions with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled.

Following is the link to the full announcement and guidelines:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257670

RWJ Foundation Announces 2015 Culture of Health  Awards
Recreation and Park professionals are often the drivers in creating healthier communities, often through building coalitions and awareness of the health benefits of recreation, parks, and physical activity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For more information go to the following link: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/rwjf-culture-of-health-prize.html

Have a listing you’d like to share?  Email a web link or the grant name to: t-roetman@townofmorristown.org.

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