Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Chief among the applicant's concerns are problems with its recreation facility. Accordingly, the City of Union Springs proposes to: 1. equip youth with skills that enable them to grow, compete and flourish as highly skilled and competitive athletes and repair the gymnasium for the recreation center so it can be used during the winter. Repairs will include updating the bathrooms to City code requirements, creating adequate space for cardiovascular health, upgrading equipment for strength training, and monitoring and coordinating use of the computer lab by qualified computer technicians. The applicant will rely on quantitative data to track use of the computer lab and the recreation center. Qualitative measures will be conducted to determine the level of satisfaction with the improved facility.