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All Inclusive Playground Grant Program

Published on: 3/21/2018 9:49 AM
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The County of Santa Clara announces a second-round County District 3 and District 4 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 Supervisorial District 3 and 4. A detailed map clearly delineating District 3 & 4 may be found here:

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d4/info/Documents/D4%20Map%20Jan14.pdf

How much money is available?

$1 million is available in District 3, and $1 million is available in District 4. 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:        Thursday, May 31, 2018 by 5:00 PM

For more information, please see the Application and Procedural Guide located under the "Attachments" section at the bottom of this web page.

The guide is available at www.parkhere.org under “What’s Happening”. Click on “All-Inclusive Playground Grant Program”. 

Questions:    

Please contact Christian Elliott, Grants Management Analyst, via email at Christian.elliott@prk.sccgov.org or via 408-355-2291 

 
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