Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is planning on a project to rehabilitate hundreds of city playgrounds. The project is called "Chicago Plays" to upgrade and improve the playgrounds from the bottom up over five years.
A new construction will also take place that allows near playground access for every child in the city. The mayor claims that the project will be a way to rekindle community pride among the city residents.
Federal Programs Related to - Parks, Recreation & Leisure Facilities
Programs that develop, maintain, and make available park facilities and other indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities. Amusement Parks; Arenas; Baseball Stadiums; Basketball Arenas; Beaches; Boathouses; Caverns; Caves; Dude Ranches; Equestrian Centers; Football Stadiums; Harbors; Hot Springs; Ice Hockey Arenas; Ice Skating Rinks; Lakes & Ponds; Marinas; Mineral Baths; Mountain Climbing Areas; Olympics Facilities; Polo Fields; Pool Halls; Private Hunting Reserves; Recreational Clubs; Skate Parks; Ski Areas; Soccer Stadiums; Spectator Sports Facilities; Waterfalls Golf Courses Programs that develop, maintain, and operate golf courses.
Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other
Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones
Federal Programs Related to - Neighborhood Revitalization
Programs that encourage or provide for the renewal or rehabilitation of homes, streets, sidewalks and incidental recreational areas in residential communities that are blighted or depressed. Neighborhood Redevelopment; Residential Neighborhood Redevelopment
There are signs that the social enterprise sector is going to be one of the biggest games in the coming decade, but tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, SalesForce and Oracle still have yet to tap into this kind of market.
Rehabilitation of City Parks to Spur Economic Development