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PLAY Grants

 

Applications are available at all Columbus Recreation and Parks  recreation centers , or by emailing volunteers@columbus.gov .  If requesting a mailed application please specify your name, mailing address and number of applications needed. Proof of Eligibility must be submitted with your application.

P.L.A.Y. grants are available to financially challenged families with children 18 years and younger who want to participate in any fee-based program offered through Columbus Recreation and Parks.  If eligibility requirements are met, P.L.A.Y. will assist with a portion of the cost of the program.

P.L.A.Y. will fund one class per session for each eligible participant up to a maximum of $20.00. The applicant will be responsible for any fees above and beyond this amount and will need to be paid at the class site. This level of support is subject to change in the future.

P.L.A.Y.  will fund one week of Summer Camp for each eligible participant up to a maximum amount of $80.00. The applicant will be responsible for any fees above and beyond this amount and will need to be paid at the class site. This level of support is subject to change in the future.

All regular recreation classes held during the Summer Session will be subjected to the $20.00 limitations.  This level of support is subject to change in the future.

An approved P.L.A.Y.  application does not guarantee registration in a program. You must still go through the site's specific registration process. Copies of the applications and proof of eligibility must be sent with the application.

Because all kids deserve a chance to PLAY!

 

Proof of Eligibility

You only need to meet one of the four methods to qualify. Your completed P.L.A.Y. application and proof of eligibility should be submitted when you register for a class.

  • a copy of current Medicaid / Care Source Card/ Molina Card
  • a copy of current ADC card
  • a letter from the child's school stating he/she is on free lunch.  
  • a copy of your most recent federal income tax return Scale based on HUD Section 8 Guidelines* (Chart Below)

*Gross adjusted Income must be less than or equal amounts below to certify eligibility. The Gross Adjusted Income must be shown on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.

Dependents Claimed and Gross Adjusted Income
2 - $28,000
3 - $31,500
4 - $35,000
5 - $37,800
6 - $40,600
7 - $43,400
8 - $46,200

 

The above Section 8 Guidelines are current as of 2013. 

P.L.A.Y. does not pay for the School's Out Program. Any additional fee balances beyond the specified maximum amount will be the responsibility of the applicant. 

For further information/questions regarding P.L.A.Y. visit your closest Columbus Recreation and Parks recreation center or email volunteers@columbus.gov   

Because all kids deserve a chance to PLAY!!