Let’s Play Playground Construction Grants

Opportunity to bring a great space to your community for kids to get outside and love it

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! are excited to offer $15,000 Let’s Play Playground Construction Grants to qualifying organizations using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees will plan their project, and share best practices and challenges through the KaBOOM! website.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. In order to be eligible for the grant, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Submit a completed application by Sept 30, 2011 (Round 3).
    • Award can only be used towards the purchase of playground equipment from a KaBOOM! Preferred Vendor.
    • Applicant (future playground owner) must own the land or possess a long-term lease and must obtain permission from the land owner.
    • Applicant must be a U.S.-based non-profit organization or governmental subdivision.
    • Playground project cannotbe supported through any other KaBOOM! funding.
    • Playground project must be a part of the Project Planner as a part of the application process.
    • Scope of playground project must include a total equipment purchase of a minimum of $24,000 and a maximum of $40,000.
    • Project must be completed within a year of award.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain the playground and fulfill commitments of the grant program.
  2. To get started, you must either already have a KaBOOM! Project Planner page up and running, or you must start one now.
  3. Once you have created your KaBOOM! Project Planner page, sign in and navigate to the tab on the left hand side of the page that says “Grants.”
  4. Read through each of the expandable sections so that you understand the complete program.
  5. Click the blue “Apply for a grant!” button.
  6. Next, fill out the entire online application, and provide supplemental materials as outlined in the instructions. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully so that we can process your application.
  7. If you have questions about the grant process please contact grants@kaboom.org.

If your community does not have the land to build a playground, there is also an option to apply for Imagination Playground in a Cart. For more information about this opportunity, visit grants.kaboom.org/grants/dpsipc.

Learn more about KaBoom and the work they do! http://kaboom.org/

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