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It's never too soon to register for your favorite BPD programs. In fact, nothing hurts a program more than everyone waiting until the last minute because a program can be cancelled if the minimum registration has not been met the week before the class is scheduled to begin. Registration for all programs must be completed no later than 1 week prior to the start date of each program/class to be sure the minimum number of participants has been met.
STATE OF ILLINOIS NOT AWARDING OPEN SPACE LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS- GOVERNOR RAUNER REVERSES AWARDS PREVIOUSLY AWARDED BY FORMER GOVERNOR QUINN
As reported by the IAPD: Earlier this week, Governor Rauner announced that he does not intend to award the FY16 OSLAD Grants because of his impending budget battle with the General Assembly. These FY16 OSLAD grants are those that would be awarded at the beginning of 2016 (the application period began on May 1, 2015 and the deadline to apply was set for July 1, 2015.) The Governor has stated his commitment to creating jobs and growing the Illinois economy. OSLAD projects not only do both, but they leverage local dollars by requiring a 100% match. The completed park projects improve the quality of life within Illinois communities and attract and help retain businesses and workers, two more of the Governor's goals. Park districts, conservation districts, and forest preserve districts across the state are very disappointed with this latest decision, but will continue our commitment to work with the Illinois Association of Park District's and the State of Illinios to protect the vitality of one of the most successful and responsible grant programs the State has administered in the past 25 years.
We remain grateful to all members of the General Assembly for their steadfast and bipartisan support of the OSLAD program.
Locally, this action effects the Berwyn Park District by removing the matching funds for the planned land acquisition project near Liberty Cultural Center and the Proksa Park Pond Renovation Project.. The grant funds are generated by a portion of the real estate transfer tax collected when property is sold and is not general revenue.The District grant awards total nearly $400,000.
The District will revisit both of these needed projects to formulate the next steps moving forward.
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Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!
The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition.
Berwyn Park District Recognized for Energy Efficiency
Berwyn, Illinois, August 26, 2014 — The Berwyn Park District’s newly renovated Liberty Cultural Center was presented an award from the Illinois Energy Now and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for outstanding practice in energy efficiency. The Berwyn Park District was nominated for the award by the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center- Energy Assessment Program (SEDAC).Tweets by @berwynparkdist
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