Youth Recreation

Eligible Projects


Projects eligible for Youth Recreation grant funds are infrastructure improvements for:

  • Drinking water or other types of water systems;
  • Wastewater treatment, sanitary sewer, or other types of sewer systems;
  • Roads;
  • Parking facilities; and
  • Utilities.

Eligible Expenses

Expenses eligible for Youth Recreation grant funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Expenses that directly relate to construction activities that implement the scope of work identified in the grant contract;
  • Professional services that directly relate to design activities that implement the scope of work identified in the grant contract;
  • Connection charges (hook-up fees and connection costs);
  • Easement acquisition, if necessary to secure utility rights-of-way for the location and installation of the infrastructure being proposed.

Ineligible Expenses

Expenses that are not eligible for Youth Recreation grant funding include but are not limited to:

  • Grant administration costs;
  • Operation and maintenance costs;
  • Purchase of furnishings and fixtures or equipment that is not permanently installed in and solely dedicated to the operation of a public facility;
  • Legal costs and fees including bond counsel;
  • Financial costs such as original loan origination fees, administrative fees, debt service reserves, refinancing, servicing, interest on any existing debt, or capitalized interest;
  • Bond issuance or interest costs; and
  • Any unauthorized costs incurred prior to the date identified in the Notice of Award letter; and
  • Purchase of easement for purposes other than utility rights-of-way, including securing the use of trust lands

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