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File #: 18-4444    Version: 1 Name: Grant Application - Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund Grant (Park and Recreation)
Type: Consent Status: Consent
File created: 1/2/2018 In control: Park and Recreation
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action:
Title: : Grant Application - Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund Grant (Park and Recreation)
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Title:

Grant Application - Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund Grant (Park and Recreation)

 

Summary

ACTION:

1.                     Approve a grant application of up to $20,000 for a Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Grant

 

2.                     If awarded, recognize, receive and appropriate such funds for the grant period

 

Staff Contact                     Chris Matthews, Park and Recreation                                          

 

 

Presentation:                      No                     

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

The Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund awards grants to summer camps to provide scholarships to low-income children in grades K-12 to experience the outdoors during the summer months.  Grants must be used to expand the opportunities available to low-income campers.  The goals of the Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund are to help children develop a love of the outdoors, encourage continued learning throughout the summer, and expand children's visions of what could be.  The Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund is grounded in the belief that low-income youth should have the opportunity to enjoy a summer outdoor camp experience that mirrors enrichment programs accessed by their middle- and upper-income peers.  This grant will allow Park and Recreation staff to provide twenty-nine (29) 100% scholarships to low-income children for 4 weeks of Nature Based Summer Camp.  Summer camp location will be based out of Sugaw Creek Recreation Center.

 

In 2016 Park and Recreation received a much smaller grant which funded scholarships for twelve (12) kids to each participate in 4 weeks of camp.

 

The grant submission deadline is January 31, 2018.

 

PROCUREMENT BACKGROUND:

N/A

 

POLICY IMPACT:

N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT

If the grant is awarded, increase in revenues and expenses of $20,000 in the General Fund for FY2018 for summer camp scholarships.