Sunday, January 6, 2008

MPRA Access Funds - West Michigan, 2007

Access to Recreation is a Michigan Parks and Recreation (MRPA) Foundation initiative to provide a catalyst for enabling MRPA member communities to create greater universal access and inclusiveness in recreation facilities, programs, and services for people of all ages and abilities. Enhancements to the MRPA Foundation Access to Recreation program has enabled a larger number of smaller communities to benefit from a wide range of grant opportunities.

In 2007, the MRPA Foundation awarded $59,695 in Access to Recreation grants to the following west Michigan communities:
  • Plainfield Charter Township (Kent County)- Surfacing for playground - $20,000
  • Kent County Parks - Shelter Improvements/picnic tables - $20,000
  • Comstock Charter Township (Kalamazoo County) - Shade structure/accessible picnic tables - $6,000
  • Village of Constantine (St. Joseph County) - Fishing platform with boat landing - $13,695
A total of $185,000 in Access to Recreation grants were awarded in the entire state.

from Michigan Parks and Recreation
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