Nevada City, CA
Prop 68 - Park Funding
Prop 68 Grant Funds Available 2020

Prop 68 - State Parks Program (SPP) was passed by California voters during the June 2018 election.   The City applied for funding through this grant program in 2019.  The State received applications requesting $2.3 billion.  There was only $254.9 million available.  The City was not awarded funding, but our application did score well, so we are planning to apply during the next round of funding which is due December 14, 2020.

In addition, the City has been awarded $177, 952 through Prop 68 - Per Capita funding.  Although the City has been awarded this funding, we do have to submit an application to have our project approved.

The City's Parks & Recreation Manager will be holding 3 public workshops to inform the applications for these two grant applications.  The goal of the public meetings is to prioritize the projects included in the 2019 SPP grant application. 

Public Workshop Dates
Public Workshops will be held as shown below.  If there is a PSPS event, local fire or other event that causes us not to be able to hold the meeting, we will do our best to reschedule and post those new dates here.

September 14th; 6:00p; Pioneer Park - Picnic Areas
This in-person meeting is for residents who live within 1/2 mile of Pioneer Park.  Invitations will be mailed.

September 19th; 7:00a-1:00p; NC Farmers Market
The City will have a booth at the Farmers Market where the public can stop by to provide input.

September 22nd; 6:00p; online workshop
Everyone from the public is able to attend this online workshop.  Click on this Link to register for the September 22nd Zoom Meeting.

A survey was available for those who were unable to attend any workshops.  The survey is now closed and being reviewed by City staff.

All Information Below is from the 2019 Application Process
The City is planning to apply for funding through the Prop 68 - State Park Development & Community Revitalization Program, also known as the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection & Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Prop 68 - State Parks Program SPP).  This proposition was passed by California voters during the June 2018 election. 
What Can the Funds Be Used For?
To create a new park, expand or renovate an existing park.

How Can the Public Help?
Participate in public meetings to provide input and feedback on the potential projects that could be completed at Pioneer Park.

Meeting Summaries
Below are summaries of each meeting or workshop that the City has had to this date.

Public Workshop 2-20-19
The public was informed about this meeting by posting the flyer for this workshop at City facilities, emailed information to renters who regularly use Seaman's Lodge or other areas of Pioneer Park and others who have expressed interest in various projects at Pioneer Park.  It was also posted as a Special Meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission.
PowerPoint presentation
Summary of project ideas from this workshop.

Nevada City Farmer's Market 3-16-19
To reach out to more people in the community, a booth was set up at the Nevada City Farmer's Market.  Information & ideas were collected from anyone who stopped by the booth.
Summary of project ideas collected at the booth.

Nevada City Little League Opening Day 3-30-19
In an effort to reach different age groups and people who use Pioneer Park, our Parks & Recreation Manager set up a table in front of Seaman's Lodge during Little League's Opening Day celebration.  
Summary of project ideas collected at the table.

Upcoming Meetings/Workshops
Neighborhood Workshop 5-15-19
This workshop is designed to collect information and ideas from the people who live within 1/2 mile of Pioneer Park.  The state funders make some assumptions about the fact that those who live closest to the park are most likely to utilize the space and will be impacted most by that activities at the park.

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