The Board’s small grants of $3,000 or less help “SPARK” local communities into action and have led to big changes at the local level. For example, Oshkosh used their grant to plan and build an accessible playground. Their effort which also received generous private and public support, resulted in a playground the whole community uses valued at nearly $300,000! They now consult with other communities in the Midwest on how to build their own accessible park and the Oshkosh parks program has created inclusive programs and park options citywide.
For more information, see https://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Sparks-Impact-2017.pdf