Support the Community Parks Revitalization Act
Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), joined by Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and ten other original co-sponsors, recently reintroduced his community parks bill. The Community Parks Revitalization Act (H.R. 2424), will revise and update the Urban Parks and Recreation and Recovery Program (UPARR) by authorizing matching, federal grants to enable communities to better leverage resources to address health, economic development, and conservation concerns through needed investments in parks, recreational areas, facilities, and programs.
Additionally, it would authorize an innovative financing mechanism, the Park Infrastructure Innovative Financing ACT (PIFIA) that would provide low interest government loans parks and recreation infrastructure projects.
Contact your Representative today and ask them to co-sponsor this important legislation!
Award nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 NACPRO Awards program.
The 2014 NACPRO Awards Banquet will take place the evening of July 13, 2014 at the Hampton Inn and Suites New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the NACo Conference. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.
National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition
July 11-14, 2014 - New Orleans, Louisiana
2014 NACPRO Awards Banquet • County Park Tour with East Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation (BREC) • Classroom educational session • NACPRO Board Meeting
Additional details and registration will be available in February, 2014.
For additional information, please contact Brenda Adams-Weyant, NACPRO Association Manager, at (814) 927-8212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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