Neighborhood Park Grant 2020
December 12, 2020
Since 1997, the City of Longview Council has approved $25,000 for the Neighborhood Park Grant Program. 2020 marks 23 years in matching funds given to groups, organizations, schools, etc. to improve our park system. We are excited to announce that the Neighborhood Park Grant Program has once again opened to award $25,000 towards park improvements! Enclosed you will find answers to frequently asked questions, the grant application, and instructions on how to proceed.
This program provides financial assistance for capital improvements within the city’s parks and play spaces. Projects can include major renovation or replacement of existing facilities, property acquisition, and major pieces of equipment or amenities at city parks. Some examples of previously funded projects include the installation of the disc golf course at Roy Morse Park, resurfacing of Vandercook Park tennis courts, and tee-ball field construction at 7th Avenue Park.
All projects submitted must adhere to the city’s capital improvement project guidelines outlined in the criteria section of the application. For planning purposes, note that the city’s share cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. Matching grant funds are only available for reimbursement on actual expenditures spent on supplies and services. Donated items or labor are not considered reimbursable expenditures. Maintenance on existing or proposed new facilities is not an eligible expense under this program.
When applying, please provide eight (8) copies of the two page application along with any supporting documentation by 5:00pm on the closing date of Friday, February 14, 2020. Completed applications should be submitted to the Recreation Office located at 2920 Douglas Street in Longview.
If you have any questions about the funds or the application process, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to working with you as we continue to build upon our amazing park system. Thank you for your interest.
Director, Parks & Recreation