NRPA的公共政策和倡導團隊提出支持我們的立法和程序化解決方案Three Pillars健康與保健伟德betvicror Conservation在當地,區域和聯邦一級。

基礎設施優先事項

在最近推動國會山的前所未有的,在我們國家基礎設施的前所未有的世代投資中,NRPA專門倡導我們的三個支柱,包括以下優先事項。

公園,喬布斯和股權法案

這公園,喬布斯和股權法案(H.R. 1678./S. 2258) would direct a one-time investment of $500 million towards local parks through the戶外娛樂遺留夥伴關係(ORLP)計劃,投資於眾多社區公園。NRPA正在與同伴組織和國會員工合作,倡導在預算和解方案中包含本規定,建立更好的行為。

Civilian Conservation Corps

Funding a 21st-century version of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) would provide jobs for people in the U.S. and reflects NRPA’s dedication to ensuring communities are actively involved in workforce training and development to help people feel a connection to the local green spaces in their community. Building a representative workforce by hiring locally directly contributes to healthier communities and growing the next generation of environmental stewards. NRPA is advocating for a CCC program with eligibility for local parks to be included in the budget reconciliation package, the Build Back Better Act.

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

NRPA supports increased funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) — the primary federal financing mechanism for green infrastructure projects. Investments to the CWSRF are critical to mitigate the current and future impacts of climate change. Through the CWSRF’s Green Project Reserve, park and recreation professionals improve community resiliency by employing green stormwater solutions in local parks. NRPA helped secure an additional $2.35 billion per year for five years in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. However, this increase does not fully meet the national need. NRPA and partner organizations are calling for $11 billion per year in funding, reflected in the recently passed INVEST Act, which would help close this funding gap.

Conservation

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

伟德1946娱乐城 保護了我們國家的自然資源,同時為美國所有人提供娛樂機會超過50年。由於我們的倡導者持續努力,國會分別於2019年和2020年永久授權和資助LWCF,因此將該計劃建立為國家最重要的公共土地保護融資流。

NRPA supports robust funding through the annual federal appropriations process, including maintaining 40 percent dedicated funding for thestate assistance program並投資戶外娛樂遺產合作夥伴關係(ORLP)計劃,是資助城市公園的競爭贈款計劃。

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

這U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administers這Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)。這se grants support local community activities including neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improvement of community facilities, such as parks and recreation infrastructure. Historically, this program has provided up to $100 million annually for park and recreation infrastructure. NRPA supports increased resources for CDBG.

Active Transportation

Active transportation refers to human-propelled modes of transportation like walking or cycling. Multi-modal transportations systems like walking to a subway make communities more accessible, people healthier, and environments cleaner by reducing pollution and the heat island effect. Active transportation systems can be particularly beneficial to Black, Brown, and low-income communities, which have often borne the brunt of pollution.

NRPA supports providing resources to local communities to expand public greenways that build networks of sidewalks, bike lanes and paths, investing in the accessibility and health of local communities. We call upon Congress to protect and maintain programs that connect communities, make streets safer, and promote healthy modes of transportation.

NRPA urges Congress to support the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), including the Recreational Trails Program and Safe Routes to Schools Program. Combined, these programs provide approximately $800 million annually for bike and pedestrian projects and safety in local communities. NRPA also supports financing through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, which provides low-cost loans that may be used for trail and active transportation networks.

健康與保健

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR)

數以百萬計的兒童和他們的家庭依賴federal nutrition programs to stave off hunger and food insecurity. Outside of schools, park and recreation agencies are the largest public provider of healthy meals and snacks to children. We firmly believe that kids should be having fun over the summer, not worrying about where their next meal is coming from.

Congress funds federal child nutrition programs, including the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), through the Child Nutrition Act (CAN), which is reauthorized every five years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture administers these programs and reimburses after-school and summer meal providers for the implementation of these programs.

目前可以授權 - 2010年健康,無饑餓的兒童法案 - 已過期2015年,但飼養計劃繼續在水平或靜態,資金下運營。由於國會考慮更新這一立法,NRPA支持投資於減少兒童糧食不安全的重要聯邦計劃,並加強家庭的彈性。NRPA支持的具體改進包括:

  • Reduce the area-eligibility threshold from 50 percent of children eligible for free and reduced-price lunch to 40 percent.
  • 如果孩子正在參加全天編程,允許網站在夏季和周末提供最多三餐。
  • 為創新運輸解決方案和移動膳食服務提供補助,以克服對兒童食品的後勤障礙,特別是在農村地區。
  • 認識到聚集飯的好處,在現場提供豐富的編程和訪問“至少一個關懷成人”。
  • 允許當地政府機構和非營利組織全年利用夏季食品服務計劃(SFSP),簡化管理,並確保全年償還彙率更高。

慢性病預防和管理

NRPA,隨著疾病控製和預防中心(CDC)的支持,傳播關節炎的基於證據的身體活動計劃,以提高關節炎人們的生活質量,並有助於減少與關節炎相關的醫療成本和失去的關節炎收益。

Out-of-School Time Programming

21世紀的社區學習中心(21世紀CCLC)計劃支持為課外時間設置中的兒童提供當地社區教育方案,特別是對於低收入區域。由美國教育部進行管理,21世紀CCLC是唯一支持夏季,院副院和糧食課程學習計劃的唯一聯邦贈款計劃,通​​過聯邦贈款向州教育機構提供近200萬青年。

Park and recreation agencies provide safe places for kids when they are not in school, making them one of the leading providers of childcare in our nation. 84 percent offer summer camps; 63 percent offer programming targeted specifically to teens; 55 percent offer after-school programming; and over 50 percent offer out-of-school time Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities that focus on the environment and project-based learning. These programs provide low-income households with accessible, affordable and safe spaces for their children to learn, have fun and grow.

青年勞動力發展法(YWDA)

As one of the largest first-time employers, parks and recreation provides exposure to the field and first-time jobs to many youth and young adults. NRPA supports workforce development resources that provide agencies with the support they need to ensure these programs benefit all community members, while building a sustainable workforce and communities for the future.

NRPA is a supporter of the proposed Youth Workforce Readiness Act (YWRA), which establishes a competitive grant through the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The YWRA would provide eligible national, youth-serving out-of-school time organizations with the funding to support local affiliates to provide programs focused on four overarching pillars that support youth workforce readiness. These pillars include:

  • Essential-Skill Development: supporting social-emotional development through every developmental stage in both formal and informal learning experiences.
  • 職業曝光:通過社區業務夥伴關係進行針對性編程,為傳統和非傳統職業領域提供發現機會,職業評估,規劃和洞察。
  • 就業能力和認證:公司的機會伟德亚洲提款luding interviewing, resume writing, financial literacy and certifications in specific areas that will help youth land their first job.
  • 基於工作的學習:通過當地社區商業夥伴關係應用現實生活中的技能的機會。

此外,立法重新建立了青年委員會與當地勞動力委員會協調工作,提供青少年政策的專業知識。

Substance Use Disorder

這CDC Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. The program provides grants to over 700 community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in youth substance use.

Equity

Youth Mentoring

這Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) within the U.S. Department of Justice administers a federally funded Youth Mentoring Grant Program. The Youth Mentoring Grant Program is a critical support for young people who are at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system. A prevention and intervention strategy, the program identifies young people at times when they are the most likely to need support, helping hundreds of thousands of youth achieve positive academic, professional, and personal outcomes and deterring negative and risky behaviors, including drug abuse.

Park and recreation agencies deliver critical out-of-school time programming that helps local children deal with the many challenges of growing up, with 34 percent of agencies focusing their programming on youth mentoring and 18 percent of agencies focusing their programming on substance use prevention. Learn more about OJJDP’s青年指導補助計劃

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