Park Grant Application
Purpose of the parks grant program:
This program will provide grants from
$250.00 to $2500.00 to match donations of cash, labor, and
equipment for enhancement projects to benefit citizens of
Lufkin with parks and recreation facilities in the Lufkin
Parks system. Groups, organizations, and individuals may use
these funds to provide materials and/or equipment, when
labor is available and funding is limited. Projects must be
approved by the Parks and Recreation Department and the
Parks Advisory Board. Projects must benefit citizens, meet
goals of the master plan, provide beautification or
environmental enhancement, or help meet demand for
We thank you for your interest in the program
and hope you will ask for our assistance if you have any
You may contact Don Hannabas, Director of
Parks and Leisure Services at 633-0250 or by mail at PO
Drawer 190, Lufkin Tx 75902-0190 or FAX at 634-8024.
Name of group, organization, or individual
Have you previously used this grant program?
Have you provided a previous project for the
Location of proposed project (sketch or
drawing is helpful)
Description of the project
Date project will begin and end (must be in
the current City of Lufkin fiscal year
October through September)
What is requested of the City of Lufkin?
(cash match, purchase equipment,
materials, labor for project installation,
List all materials and equipment to be
Estimate of labor to be matched for the
project. (Labor value: $6.00 per man-hour
What will be the benefit to the community?
A scoring system will be used to review
the grants in the event there are
numerous applications for the limited
funding. The following will be used as a
guideline for the Parks Board in their
Previous performance on grants. Did the
group have good workmanship and
perform in a timely manner? (Yes
or No) If no, the application will not be
considered until other guarantees
are in place.
Extent the project meets the current master
planning goals, objectives, and
Enhances a project in the current
5-year plan - 20 pts.
Enhances a newly completed
project - 20 pts.
Enhances a project between the
current 5 to 10 year plan - 15 pt.s
Meets a goal or objective of the
plan - 10 pts.
Provision of a balanced mix of opportunities
Project provides a "new to Lufkin" outdoor
recreation activity - 25 pts.
Project adds to an existing structure of
facility - 20 pts.
Project provides a new needed activity in a
park - 15 pts.
Project provides a similar facility to the
same park - 10 pts.
Provision of a better geographic distribution
of facilities and grant funding
Impacts a new service area defined by the
master plan - 25 pts.
Only one other like it in the City - 20 pts.
Two other like it in the City - 15 pts.
Three other like it in the City - 15 pts.
Provision for low income, minority, elderly
and/or youth at risk
Targets all four groups - 20 pts.
Targets three groups - 15 pts.
Targets two groups - 10 pts.
Targets one group - 5 pts.
Does not directly impact any of these groups
- 0 pts.
Cooperative efforts with other groups
Provides new coop between the City and
another group - 25 pts.
Cost sharing, labor cooperation, or
cooperative agreements - 20 pts.
Permission to use tools and equipment from
other than City - 15 pts.
Conservation and environmental impact
No tree removal or drainage change - 25 pts.
Limited site improvement and/or limited tree
removal or impact - 20 pts.
Land clearing and/or drainage impact - 0 pts
Renovation of existing, obsolete park and
Project improves or replaces an older
facility or structure - 25 pts.
Visual impact of the project
Will enhance the beauty of the park setting -
Will create interest in the area - 15 pts.
Will detract from the beauty of the area, but
still necessary - 10 pts.
Negative impact to the area in passing and
viewing - 0 pts.
Use of native plant material
Complete use of native material - 20 pts.
Mixed use of native and improved varieties -
Complete use of domestics and hybrids - 10
No plant material used in the project - 0
Increased impact on maintenance budget
Little increase expected - 15 pts.
Moderate increase expected - 10 pts.
Significant increase expected - 5 pts.
Increased service level needed (new labor and
equipment) - 0 pts.