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The Data Proves It: The Public Supports Park and Recreation Funding

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 26, 2023

In the latest in our Park Engagement Blog Series, we discuss the public’s support for park and recreation funding, initiatives they see as being most beneficial in their community, and their desire to be a part of the process.

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3 Tips for Creating Impactful (and Reusable) Event Content

By Matthew Burnell | Posted on October 20, 2023

Event content helps park and recreation agencies connect with their communities. Learn how to engage visitors by making your content impactful and reusable.

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Building Resilient Park Access in Detroit

By Justin Taylor and Rachel Felder | Posted on September 8, 2023

Through NRPA’s Resilient Park Access grant, Detroit Parks and Recreation was given the opportunity to create seven nature pockets that are centered in equity and social and climate resiliency.

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What’s the Deal With Matching Funds?

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on August 22, 2023

When applying for federal grants or loans, applicants will come across a section titled, “cost sharing or matching requirements." To help park and recreation professionals navigate these murky waters, NRPA is proud to provide the Fund Matching 101 resource!

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Creating a Compelling Sponsorship Proposal: 3 Best Practices

By Sarah Sebastian | Posted on August 22, 2023

A compelling sponsorship proposal can earn your organization much-needed support for your next event. Use these key tips to craft your sponsorship proposal.

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Advancing Equity Through the RCN Program

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on July 25, 2023

The Department of Transportation is offering grant funding for projects that increase multimodal access to recreation and park spaces, making park and recreation agencies the perfect applicants.

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Local Partnerships Build Resilient Park Access

By Rukmini Kalamangalam | Posted on July 21, 2023

NRPA is partnering with Bobcat Company, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, to advance our shared goals of building vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

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Sports Team Fundraising: 3 Strategies to Reach More Donors

By Brad Dowhaniuk | Posted on July 17, 2023

Funding your sports team can be an expensive endeavor. Use these strategies to get more donations so team members can continue to play and stay active.

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Youth Sports Equity Grant: Exciting Selection Announcement!

By Nelson Musselman | Posted on May 18, 2023

With support from Musco Lighting, NRPA is providing funding and in-kind support to local park and recreation agencies to increase opportunities for physical activity that are inclusive and welcoming to all.

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How to Engage Your Community Through Product Fundraising

By Debbie Salat | Posted on May 17, 2023

Product fundraisers can bring funds and support to your park and recreation department. Follow these steps to engage your community through product fundraising.

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HUD Community Development Block Grant: Funding for Parks

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on May 9, 2023

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards grants to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

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New Study Shows Benefits Exceed Park Costs

By Austin Barrett and Kevin Roth | Posted on April 28, 2023

While telling the story of your local park and recreation agency is vital to advocacy, so is having solid research to rely on. The good news is that there is growing evidence of parks and recreation’s economic power.

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Celebrating Earth Month with Merrell and Marion, Iowa — Episode 134

By Cort Jones | Posted on April 18, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Regina Hill, the CSR marketing manager for Merrell, and Mike Cimprich, the city arborist for the Marion Parks and Recreation Department in Iowa.

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Funding Available: Urban and Community Forestry Program

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on April 17, 2023

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, the Urban and Community Forestry Program received a historic $1.5 billion to support urban tree-planting, urban forest planning and management, and related activities, particularly in disadvantaged communities

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The Power of Partnerships for Pittsburgh’s Greenways

By Audrey Wells | Posted on April 14, 2023

Thanks to an NRPA Resilient Park Access Grant, the Pittsburgh Greenways Platform Partnership program is creating a more visible difference for the community and the Pittsburgh ecosystem at large.

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AmeriCorps Volunteer Management Funding Available

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on March 30, 2023

Funding is currently available for park and recreation agencies from AmeriCorps to support increasing their volunteer recruitment and retention through management practices.

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Mental Health Awareness Training Grant Opportunity

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on March 29, 2023

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has grant funding available to train individuals and personnel to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and de-escalate crisis situations.

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Three Tips for Working With Your Local City Council

By Laura Tobler | Posted on March 23, 2023

It can often seem that your city council is a mystical being that makes choices for you. Here are some tips for how to successfully work with your local city council.

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