The County of Santa Clara announces Program Two funding opportunity of the
ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND GRANT PROGRAM
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara established the All-Inclusive Playground Grant Program (AIPG) to provide grants to local cities, school districts, non-profits and/or other governmental entities interested in bringing all-inclusive playgrounds into their communities within Santa Clara County.
What’s an All-Inclusive Playground? The grant-funded playgrounds must have designed accessibility for wheel chair and non-wheelchair bound individuals with disabilities. All-inclusive playgrounds should include design elements to address the needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Challenges, Visual and Auditorium Impairments, medically fragile individuals, Cognitive, Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Who may apply? Local public agencies and non-profit corporations with 501(c)(3) certification within Santa Clara County.
How much money is available? A cumulative total of up to $10 million in matching funds may be available Countywide, allocated among five Supervisorial Districts. $2 million is available in each District. One or more grant projects may be awarded per District.
Is a match required? Yes. The match is one Applicant dollar to one AIPG dollar for all AIPG grants. There may be an exception to the cash match requirement for school districts and/or individual schools serving predominately lower income families as defined by having 50% or more students eligible for free and reduced-priced meals.
Application due date: Friday, October 12, 2018 by 5:00 PM
For more information, please see the Application and Procedural Guide: The guide is available at www.parkhere.org
under “What’s Happening”. Click on “All-Inclusive Playground Grant Program”.