Neighborhood Grants Available to Support Youth Opportunities

By KBJR News 1

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 6:21 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) – As part of the Parks fund to support projects and initiatives, the City of Duluth is making $50,000 available to enhance city parks and recreation.

Each project will receive a maximum of $5,000 and each grant will range from $500 - $5,000.

The City is partnering with the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation to process applications.

A committee will review proposals with recommendations for funding.

It will then be presented to the Parks Commission and the City Council will decide for the final approval.

A summary of grant guidelines include:

-The project must take place entirely or primarily on existing recognized units of Duluth’s parks, recreation, and trails system.
-Support the mission of Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Division to achieve a dynamic community
-Encourage both financial and volunteer efforts

Priority will be given to projects that support one or more of the following elements of the Parks and Rec Master Plan:

-To improve the quality of existing parks
-To focus on connecting the community through trails and bikeways
-Have fewer, but higher quality recreation building
-Enhance stewardship of natural resources
-Expand partnerships with schools for gatherings and recreation
-Increase use of volunteers

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