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Hey, y'all!

In light of the sweeping changes brought on by COVID-19 in the Austin community and beyond, APF will postpone the April 30th Community Grant and Design Services application deadlines until further notice. As the situation continues to develop, we will keep all of our park stakeholders updated and hope to offer these resources for community-led projects as soon as possible. Our priority is the safety of people in our community, and the overall sustainability of the grants program long-term.

For those who have approved Community Activated Park Project (CAPP) forms on file with PARD, you will be ready to apply when the grant application opens back up. For those who don’t have an approved form, PARD is continuing to intake CAPP forms, however, due to COVID-19 and the City of Austin’s Stay Home-Work Safe Order, CAPP processing may take longer than usual.

APF will continue to offer Neighborhood Grants, but for a limited number and type of projects. These projects must have an approved CAPP form (if on PARD land), and the work proposed must not violate the city’s Stay Home-Work Safe Order. These will be reviewed very carefully and we cannot guarantee Neighborhood Grants will be approved. If you’d like to discuss your Neighborhood Grant proposal first, we encourage you to contact kathleen@austinparks.org. Thank you for your time!

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Neighborhood Grants
($500 - $5,000)

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Community Grants
($5,000 - $50,000)

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Impact Grants
($100,000+)

What ACL Music Festival Grants Are Available?

Neighborhood Grants
$500 - $5,000

Neighborhood Grants are designed for small-scale, community-iniated park improvements. These funds are meant to enable Park Adopters to make small, but important improvements to the local parks they care about. Applicants must have an approved Community Activated Park Project form on file with the Parks and Recreation Department, and have confirmed eligibility with APF staff prior to applying.

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Community Grants
$5,000 - $50,000
Community Grants are designed for large-scale, community-iniated park improvements. These funds are meant to enable Park Adopters to make signifcant improvements to the local parks, trails, and green spaces. Applicants must have an approved Community Activated Park Project form on file with the Parks and Recreation Department, and have confirmed eligibility with APF staff prior to applying.
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Impact Grants

$100,000+

The Impact Grant is intended to support large, community-initiated, physical park improvement projects, as well as master plan implementations, and place-making. These funds are awarded annually through a highly competitive process. Applicants must have an approved Community Activated Park Project form on file with the Parks and Recreation Department, and have confirmed eligibility with APF staff prior to applying.
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Park Design Services

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