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TPWD Releases Revised Funding Program Public Meeting Information

From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD):

"The 83rd Texas Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium. Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and application deadlines need to be reviewed. To assess the needs and desires of our grant customers, we are planning a series of statewide public input meetings and an online customer survey. After the results of these inputs are obtained, TPWD staff will propose rule changes for adoption by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in early 2014, with a call for grant applicants subsequent.

Scheduled Public Meetings:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Texas Parks & Wildlife Headquarters: 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, Texas  78744 (Google Map)

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Municipal Court and Theatre Building: 1302 Center St., Deer Park, TX  77536 (Google Map)

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quinta Mazatlan: 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, TX  78503 (Google Map)

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Summit: 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX  75053 (Google Map)

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Sherwood Community Center; 4819 N. Everglade, Odessa, TX  79761 (Google Map)"

For more information, view the full announcement.

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