Show Me Healthy Communities

Statewide Training and Funding Initiative

MPRA, PlayCore, and GameTime are aligning resources and strategically partnering to support and promote MPRA’s mission to advocate the quality of life through effective use of parks and recreation opportunities, education, and resources. ​

Jan Neitzert, Executive Director, MPRA “We have always believed play was good for children. Now, we’ll have research-based evidence that our community parks are great places to play!”
Up to One Million Dollars in Funding Available Statewide

Advocate and Apply

GameTime is awarding funds to agencies across the state of Missouri to help build play and recreation projects that support healthy communities. Complete the funding application and write a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay to describe your community playground needs and expected outcomes. Two communities from each region will receive up to 100% matching funds toward the purchase of a new playground. Funds are also available for eligible Adult Outdoor Fitness packages and Challenge Courses. Completed applications and essays must be submitted by May 31, 2017.

Be a Champion for Healthy Communities Download the Funding Application
Process and Deadlines

Up to 100% Matching Funds for Play Systems

Communities who are awarded funds as part of the MPRA Statewide initiative can apply their funding award toward the purchase of PowerScape, PrimeTime and IONiX play systems.

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Up to $20,000 in Funds for Challenge Course

Create a multigenerational fitness destination in your parks with Challenge Course. MPRA Statewide Initiative funds can be applied to the purchase of Challenge Course Pro or Youth Series.

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Up to $5,000 in Funds for Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Help adults in your community stay more active and achieve their health and wellness goals. MRPA Statewide Initiative funds can be applied to these Outdoor Fitness Packages.

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