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Revised Public Meeting Information

The 83rd Texas Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium.   Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP).  As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and application deadlines need to be reviewed. To assess the needs and desires of our grant customers, we are planning a series of statewide public input meetings and an online customer survey. After the results of these inputs are obtained, TPWD staff will propose rule changes for adoption by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in early 2014, with a call for grant applicants subsequent.


Please note that some revisions have been made since our announcing email sent on August 29, 2013.


 Scheduled Public Meetings:


Wednesday, October 2, 2013                          9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Texas Parks & Wildlife Headquarters

4200 Smith School Rd.

Austin, Texas  78744

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013                        9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Municipal Court and Theatre Building

1302 Center Street

Deer Park, TX  77536

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Thursday, October 17, 2013                            1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive

McAllen, TX  78503

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013                              1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Summit

2975 Esplanade

Grand Prairie, TX  75053

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Thursday, October 24, 2013                           9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Sherwood Community Center

4819 N. Everglade

Odessa, TX  79761

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For further information on the above scheduled meetings, please contact Recreation Grants at:  or by phone at 512-389-8224.


Those unable to attend the public meetings will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey which will be made available late October/early November.


To stay current on the progress of the restoration of our grant programs we invite you to visit our web page often:  or subscribe to our newsletter:


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Urban Summit

The Urban Summit is for those who qualify under the Urban Recreation Grant guidelines.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013                                         1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


TPWD – Ed Werland Training Room

1340 Airport Commerce Drive

Building 6, Suite 600B

Austin, TX 78741

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 **please note that Building 6 is the last building towards the East side in the Airport Commerce Park complex.


For further information on this scheduled meeting, please contact Recreation Grants at or by phone at 512-389-8224.


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