The Billings Parks and Recreation Department administers a grant program to promote and incentivize private donations for small projects that enhance public parks and trails, and to provide recreation facilities and lands for general public use by the citizens of Billings, Montana.
Donor Name: Billings Parks and Recreation Department
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $100,000
This grant funding was designated by Billings City Council for FY23 to make available public dollars to match up to a 1:1 ratio.
- The minimum grant award amount is $10,000 with a maximum grant amount awarded may be up to $100,000 depending on the number of other projects considered and criteria listed in this document. It is highly recommended that organizations/individuals discuss the project with the Parks and Recreation department prior to submitting a project for approval. Matching funds may be in any of the following forms:
- Applicant must have all contributions secured at time of application with the ability to provide proof of funds and/or letters of intent for donation of equipment, materials, and professional labor. All written estimates for work and materials must be current. All projects will require recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Department, and approval from the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Advisory Board (Park Board) and if necessary, approval from City Council.
- Capital improvements to land and buildings including, but not limited to: excavation and grading athletic fields, construction of structures or buildings to facilitate recreation programs or host public use, trail construction or improvements, sports courts, horticulture materials, parking, sports lighting, and restrooms.
- Capital construction costs for utilities – water, sewer, electric, telephone.
- Freight or delivery costs of equipment
- Land acquisition.
For all types of projects, the project application should address: How the project supports initiatives and long term plans within the city. How the proposal implements recreation opportunities as presented in the Comprehensive Master Plan or a specific Park Master Plan, or Bikeway and Trail Masterplan and how this proposal was selected. If applicable, how the project implements or supports priorities of other relevant planning documents. Projects must be part of an existing Park Masterplan or relevant city planning document. The new types of recreation opportunities and capacities that will be created as a result of the acquisition and/or development.
For more information, visit Billings Parks and Recreation Department.