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Reno, Nevada, secured $800,000
in federal funds for the addition
ADVOCACY
of rooftop solar panels to the new
Moana Springs Community Aquatics
and Fitness Center.
Federal Earmarks - Win Funding for Your
Department This Year
By Calli Wilsey
A
s the spring months approach, Congress is set to kick off its consideration
of government spending levels - or appropriations
- for federal fiscal year 2025 (FY25). Congressional earmarks
are an important piece of these spending bills through which
park and recreation agencies can achieve significant federal-funding wins.
Recent Wins in Reno
Recently identified as one of the top
10 best places to live by U.S. News
and World Report, Reno is known for
its year-round outdoor recreation
opportunities. The Reno City Council
has identified parks and recreation as
a priority to improve the quality of
life for residents and visitors.
In FY22 and FY23, Reno's congressional
delegation - aided by the
leadership of Senator Catherine Cortez
Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen and
Congressman Mark Amodei - supported
several of the city's requests to
further this goal:
* ADA restroom upgrades - Secured
$1.056 million for restroom
facilities upgrades at four
park locations, improving quality
and year-round access, while
also ensuring ADA compliance.
* Rooftop solar addition - Secured
$800,000 for the addition
of rooftop solar panels to the
new Moana Springs Community
Aquatics and Fitness Center.
Navigating the Process
The time is now to begin planning
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for and engaging with this process.
Federal lawmakers will begin accepting
constituent earmark requests
in March and April, and the steps
summarized below will help you
effectively engage and improve the
likelihood of winning project funds.
Project Selection
The first step is selecting the project
- or perhaps a menu of a few
potential projects - that you will
propose to your lawmakers.
It
is
key that you consider the following
variables when identifying projects:
* Select projects that are shovel
ready. Projects must be able to
be reasonably initiated and completed
within about one calendar
year of receiving funds.
* Select projects that are within a
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