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KaBOOM! is inviting grant applications from communities anywhere in the United States working to establish joint use agreements to re-open playground and recreational facilities previously unavailable due to safety and upkeep concerns.

Let’s Play Land Use grants of $15,000 and $30,000 will support creation of joint-use agreements between local governments and school districts that address cost concerns related to safety, vandalism, maintenance, and liability issues to re-open previously unavailable playgrounds and recreational facilities. The $15,000 grants will support the opening of at least four playgrounds in cities with populations of less than 100,000 people. The $30,000 grants will support the opening of at least eight playgrounds in larger communities.

Grants can be used for training and technical assistance, utilities and other building related to the extra use of the facility, legal fees, contract security services, and marketing campaigns related to the joint-use agreement. Grant recipients must commit to opening the playgrounds within twelve months of the grant decision.

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated creating great playspaces for America’s children through the participation and leadership of communities. Their goal is to have a place to play within walking distance for every child in America.

Complete grant application guidelines are available on the KaBOOM! Web site.

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