About the Fund
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.