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Community Grants Available for Recreation by the Garden Valley Recreation District

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Garden Valley Recreation District (GVRD) heads into spring with a new competitive cycle for Community Recreational Grants. The District has been successfully partnering with patrons who have provided the community with excellent and diverse recreational programs. Application form may be picked up at the library or received electronically by contacting Sandy McLain at

All applications must be mailed to Garden Valley Recreation District, P.O. Box 433, Garden Valley, Id 83622 or e-mailed to  by April 22, 2017.

The Recreation grant funding program was established at the onset of the District’s formation, to promote nominal (historically $500.00 or less) funding assistance to a wide variety of activities. Criteria used for awarding the grants include:

  • Type of Organization
  • Purpose of use
  • Project need
  • Age group identified
  • Numbers of individuals benefited
  • Length of time program has been in existence

Past grants funded by the Garden Valley Recreation District have benefited the Garden Valley Summer Reading Program, provided kids’ summer school art & nature camps, Starlight Mtn. Theater summer camps and kids biathlon. Programs supporting soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, football, and rodeo have added local recreation activities. The Recreation District has partnered with the school for pre-school equipment and programming, elementary Outdoor School, High School Student Council programs, Drug Free trips, and even a Booster Bus. Programming for adults has included dramatic performances, square dancing, sportsmen’s club facilities, ballet and spinning and weaving workshops. Boy Scouts, Outreach and 4-H programs have also benefited.

Requirements are in place for receiving a grant, including reporting  back to the District and submitting financial documentation (receipts) upon completions of each funded project. Projects that have not met these requirements in past award periods will not be considered for this Springs’s awards.

This is a wonderful opportunity to expand or create new programs, and has been fully embraced by the patrons of the District, by helping leverage tax revenues to provide these excellent programs.