WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barbara Tulipane, CAE, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued the following statement in response to the FY18 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress:
“The passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill is a big win for local parks and recreation. Funding for all the federal programs we support — including the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program and the 21st Century Community Learning Center program — has been significantly increased. Thank you to Congress for recognizing the important work that park and recreation agencies do every day to make communities better.”
Details about the spending bill can be found in this blog post.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
SOURCE: The National Recreation and Park Association press release