FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 19, 2014

Kids Recreation Trust Fund 2014 Grant Applications Available Now

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the 2014 Kids Recreation Trust Fund grant opportunity. The 2014 grant program offers two exciting opportunities for each of the twenty one municipalities in Union County: The Discover Our Parks day trip program, and a Recreational Improvements matching grant program.

The Discover Our Parks program gives Union County municipalities the opportunity to expand their summer recreational programs by offering a day trip to their campers. The Recreational Improvements matching grant program helps local governments offset the cost of creating, enhancing, and replacing recreational facilities in their municipality.

“The physical and social benefits of recreation are well known, and the Kids Recreation Trust Fund has made a difference in the quality of life for our children,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

Since 2004, the Kids Recreation Trust Fund matching grant program, administered through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, has helped rebuild, refurbish, expand, or build over 100 parks and other recreational facilities throughout Union County.

“The Kids Recreation Trust Fund has done a great job of improving recreational opportunities for our communities,” said Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen, Chairman of the Open Space Trust Fund. “It’s another reason why Union County is a great place to raise a family.”

The application deadline for the Kids Recreation Trust Fund 2014 grant program is August 18, 2014.

For additional information on the Kids Recreation Trust Fund grant program contact Victoria Durbin Drake of the Union County Office of Open Space, Historic Preservation and Recreation Trust Fund at 908-558-2278, or visit online at ucnj.org.

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