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Afterschool Funding Saved

By Allison Colman and Kate Sims | Posted on September 21, 2017

Thanks to great efforts on Capitol Hill and local advocacy efforts from out-of-school time (OST) providers like yourself all summer long, congress voted just last week to restore the funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program.

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Greening Gary, IN from the Ground Up through Community Engagement

By Angela Larsen | Posted on September 15, 2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes worked with community members in Gary to create meaningful Green Infrastructure projects that matter to them.

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Hot Topics: Pokémon Go is Back in the News, Recreation Fees and Cool Streets — Episode 002

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 7, 2017

Today’s episode covers three trending topics that have been in the news lately — Pokémon Go and augmented reality games in parks, recreation fees for public land use and cool streets.

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Building Relationships to Foster Engagement in the Environment

By Rosie Santos | Posted on July 28, 2017

The NRPA Great Urban Parks Campaign Community Engagement grant program offered us an opportunity to pilot a work study program to arm young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to address real issues in our community.

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Federal Funding Sustained for Arthritis Program

By Kate Sims and Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on July 26, 2017

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill for FY18, which includes $11 million for the CDC’s Arthritis Program.

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Senate Healthcare Repeal Bill Released: Park and Rec Priorities Fare Worse than in House Bill

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on June 22, 2017

Today the Senate released its healthcare repeal bill, the details of which are deeply troubling for park and recreation priorities.

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Healthy Greenspaces, Clean Water, Community Pride

By Jennifer Cox | Posted on May 31, 2017

Green stormwater infrastructure offers a hopeful solution to both environmental and social challenges when implemented in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

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FY18 Budget Request: The Fine Print Is Out and It’s Not Good for Parks and Rec

By David Tyahla | Posted on May 30, 2017

The full details of President Trump’s budget request for FY18 were released last week, which, if enacted, would mark a devastating divestment in programs critical to parks and recreation across the nation.

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Now On to the Senate: House Passes Healthcare Repeal Bill

By Kate Sims | Posted on May 4, 2017

Today the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) which repeals significant portions of the Affordable Care Act, including a full repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

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Federal Budget Avoids Drastic Cuts to Park and Rec Funding…For Now

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on May 3, 2017

After a third Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY2017 was put into place to fund the government through May 5, a bipartisan omnibus spending agreement was released on Monday that will now fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September.

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Juggling Two Fiscal Years at Once

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on April 28, 2017

This week marks the third Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by Congress for Fiscal Year 2017 to continue funding the government, but only temporarily.

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2017 March Meet me at the park

How to Help Your Park Win $20,000

By Jenny Cox | Posted on March 31, 2017

For the third year, NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN during Earth Month for the Meet Me at the Park initiative!

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Trump’s First Budget Request and What It Means for Parks and Recreation

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on March 18, 2017

The Trump White House released its first federal budget request this week on Thursday, March 16 and key park and recreation policy priorities are identified to receive cuts and elimination.

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Your #ParkVote Makes a Difference

By Morgan Rothermel | Posted on March 30, 2016

NRPA collaborated with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN during Earth Month to create lasting impacts for 16 communities.

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New Federal Funding Opportunity: $15 million to Develop Urban Outdoor Recreation Spaces

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on March 11, 2016

The National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) targets recreation spaces in urban communities.

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How to Use the Economic Impact of Local Parks to Your Advantage

By Melissa May | Posted on January 15, 2016

NRPA's Economic Impact of Local Parks report details how public parks are economic engines to their communities.

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2016 Spending Package Offers Opportunity to Boost Parks and Recreation

By Oliver Spurgeon III | Posted on November 19, 2015

Sequestration has wreaked havoc on state and local budgets and has threatened important investments in parks and recreation that keep Americans healthy and protect the integrity of our air, land and water.

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Three Ways You Can Advocate for Summer Nutrition

By Jamie Nash, Kellie May | Posted on April 8, 2015

Providing a nutritious meal to hungry kids is an important way to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential both in and out of school.

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