Call for Playground Grant Applications

Advocate for your community and put your training into action. Write a 1000-2000 word essay to describe your community playground needs and expected outcomes. Submit your completed essay by Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at admin@ilipra.org. Winners will be selected and notified at the 2019 IAPD/IPRA Conference on January 25. To facilitate data collection, selected projects must be ordered by March 12, shipped by April 23, and installed by June 3. Each grant recipient will conduct state-wide data collection to gather outcomes to be shared with the community through education and outreach. Initial data will be shared with the community at the 2020 IAPD/IPRA Conference.

Terms and Conditions:
Matching funds must be used towards the purchase of a qualified playground structure. Other freestanding play products are available at our best pricing through US Communities. Representatives from IPRA, PlayCore, and GameTime will select qualifying projects to be considered for playground matching funds. Orders must be placed by March 12 through GameTime’s exclusive Illinois representatives. Funding can only be applied to additional GameTime playground equipment purchases and only in conjunction with the original purchase. GameTime standard policies and warranties as listed in the 2019 Playground Design Guide apply. Freight, installation, surfacing, and applicable sales tax are extra and not included as part of the matching funds. To qualify for a 100% matching grant, list price of the qualifying playground system must exceed $60,000. Matching funds are subject to rounding rules and may vary based on qualified purchase. For award recipients who wish to bring fitness to their communities, separate funding will be available for GT Challenge Course with the funding amounts as follows: (Youth 3000 $10,000//Youth 4000 or Pro 3000 $12,500// Youth 5000 or Pro 4000 $15,000//Pro 5000 $20,000.) Preconfigured adult outdoor fitness packages are also available -apply for up to $12,000 in funding for preconfigured outdoor fitness packages. Contact your Illinois GameTime representative for a list of qualifying adult outdoor fitness packages. Freestanding playground products available to winners through US Communities. No other offer, discount, or special programs can be used with this grant program. All applications must be validated by the project administrator. GameTime reserves the right to decline any application for a IPRA funding initiative. At least one employee at your agency needs to be a member of IPRA to qualify for the grant. 

Click Here For Program Brochure