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Bair Playground Fund Application

In 2007, Harley and Shirley Bair established the Bair Playground Grant to provide annual funds to update and renovate playgrounds at elementary schools in the LPS district. School playgrounds provide students with opportunities for physical and social development and build strong, safe neighborhoods. These funds are provided to upgrade, replace and repair playgrounds and equipment to increase students' experiences and to promote healthy children through exercise.

Applying for the Grant

Application Opening Timeline: Opens early January and closes Mid-March

Award Amount: $10,550

Criteria: Any LPS elementary school can apply for this annual grant by providing a description of the project, the benefits of the upgrade, and an outline of the budget.

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, which includes a representative from physical education and facilities and maintenance as well as the Wellness Coordinator. All selections will require approval from the LPS Facilities and Maintenance Department. Each year, the application process will begin in January with selections being made by March so renovations can take place over the summer.

Bair Playground Fund Application

Note: Having a TMA (work request) filed with Facilities Management by your school Principal is required to apply for these funds.

Email Address
Amount Requested
Those partnering to complete this application
Have you completed a request for a playground plan via Facilities & Maintenance (through an FM TMA form)?
FM TMA Form Upload (please attach the finalized plan)
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Community Engagement/Programming
Would these funds help support enhanced accessibility for students with special needs?
If you answered yes to the above question, please explain how.
Describe your organization's current efforts to engage community members, including parents/caregivers, PTO/PTA, neighborhood, other organizations, businesses, etc. in your playground project.
Describe any new recreational and/or educational programming or activities you would like to create around the playground. Please include any anticipated programming with before and after school.
How does this proposed plan engage students who typically are less engaged in physical activity?
How will this enhancement support wellness programming and challenge participation in your school?
Financial Resources
Briefly describe your current plan for which you would like to receive support funding?
Has your school raised funds for this project?
From what organizations have you raised money?
How much has been raised?
Please attach your budget and include anticipated funding sources.
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The Numbers

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  • Funds Raised This Year


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