|Published: 9:38 AM, 10/22/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe, Vice-Mayor
Julian Walton, Parks and Recreation Director Greg Newman, and City
Recorder Jessica Morgan traveled to Nashville on Monday, to receive a
check for an LPRF grant to build a playground at the parks and
recreation complex. Sen. Randy McNally, who was instrumental in
obtaining the grant for Sweetwater, was also present for the check
Sweetwater received its last LPRF grant
in 2009 to redesign and enhance Engleman Park. The grant process
involves an extensive scoring and application process, which includes
inspections prior to grant awards. "Grants are one of several
reasons we try our best to keep superior park maintenance, and
continually improve our facilities. The pre-grant inspections can
make or break the application process," said Newman.
"Over the past three years,
Sweetwater has received nearly $3 million in grant funding used for
projects ranging from fire fighting equipment to parks facilities to
energy efficient upgrades. Many of the grants have been obtain with
little or no cash matches from the general fund," said Morgan. "Without grant funding, so many of our recent projects would not
have been possible."
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