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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2019) – The Town of Mount Pleasant is proud to announce the establishment of the Neighborhood Recreation Facilities grant, which aims to improve recreational opportunities for unincorporated neighborhoods within town limits, while providing access to these facilities for Mount Pleasant Recreation Department activities. The NRF grant will be awarded on a project by project basis with a maximum grant allowance of $8,000. Up to 80 percent of eligible project costs may be covered by this grant with an approved application. Applications are now being accepted from eligible unincorporated neighborhood associations through Sept. 1.
"Through this grant, we can support facilities improvements, providing key access to recreation that these neighborhoods may not have had in the past, " said Councilman Gary Santos, recreation committee chairman. "With increased access to recreational facilities townwide, we can promote improved health, which improves quality of life for our residents."
The NRF grant was borne out of the desire by the Town to create a granting program for areas that are not in the Town of Mount Pleasant, where joint-use facility agreements could be made to promote community and MPRD recreational activities.
To be considered eligible for the NRF grant, applicants must be established, financially stable homeowners’ associations or similar entities of the unincorporated neighborhoods within the town limits of Mount Pleasant. Facilities must be open to the public, owned by the neighborhood and under the direct control of a neighborhood association for maintenance and control of use.
The NRF application must be submitted to the Town by Sept. 1 of each year. Priority will be given to those projects that display a benefit to town residents and an ability to maintain the facilities in good condition. Award of grant recipients will be determined at the October Recreation Committee meeting.
“Building partnerships is a key element in how we operate at the Town," said Santos. "With this grant, we will develop and explore ties to our local community neighborhoods that we haven't had in the past."
Complete information about the NRF grant may be found in the NRF grant application here. Questions and inquiries about the NRF grant may be directed to Recreation Deputy Director Jimmy Millar by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.