Information here is from the OPRA site. Ohio Parks and Recreation Association is holding workshops around the state about applying for funding.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was created to stimulate and add balance to the economy by investing in job creation and important infrastructure improvements. The bill, which totals $787.2 billion, provides significant funding opportunities for park and recreation infrastructure and programming. On Friday, February 13, 2009, the House passed the bill by a vote of 236-183. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 60-38. This bill provides funding opportunities for park and recreation agencies through various competitive grant programs, including: special education services, childcare services, and community development block grant programs. Additionally, there will be funds available to remove and clean up commercial sites, or brownfields which could benefit park and recreation agencies.