Friday, October 4, 2013

Apply for a KaBOOM! Let’s Play Community Construction Grant

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that works to create play spaces for children, is now accepting applications for $15,000 grants to be used to purchase playground equipment. The grants are part of the Let’s Play initiative, a community partnership supported by the Dr. Pepper Snapple group to get kids active.

Grants are open to U.S.-based municipalities, registered 501(c)3 organizations, public and charter schools and non-profit, child-serving organizations. Priority is given to applicants without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe.

To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Own land or have permission to build
  • Spend $24,000 to $40,000 on playground equipment
  • Work with a KaBOOM! Preferred Vendor
  • Use the community-build model
  • Finish project within 12 months of award
  • Serve a low-income population
The community-build model engages families, including children, and other community volunteers in both designing and building their playground. In addition to working with residents in their own neighborhood, grant recipients participate in a community of practice on Our Dream Playground website, where they have access to planning tools and share best practices and challenges.

Grantees also can receive planning support from KaBOOM! Alumni. Upon completion of their project, they have access to the KaBoom! Alumni Network and opportunities for additional maintenance and expansion grants.

Applications are due on October 11, 2013. To learn more, click here.

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