Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board

department_photoThe Recreation Joint Powers Board supports recreation, education and enrichment in Natrona County. The board, created in 2002, is a partnership between Natrona County, its municipalities, and the Natrona County School District. The five-person board is comprised of three NCSD trustees, one county comissioner and one city council member from either Bar Nunn, Casper, Edgerton, Evansville, Midwest or Mills. The board meets quarterly to hear grant requests for use of the one-mill tax levied for recreational purposes in Natrona County.

Thirty percent of the tax income is managed by the Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board. This board uses the money to bestow grants on community organizations for recreational services, facilities and activities. In the past, the REC Board has funded the following organizations and projects:

*Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming: programming
*Casper Museum Consortium: Passport and Museum Magic
*Casper Planetarium: Projector system and programming
*Fort Caspar Museum Renovation and expansion
*Girls Scouts: Yurts Construction
*Natrona County Public Library: Summer Reading and Tutor.com programs
*Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center: programming and equipment
*Lego Robotics: Competition costs
*Tate Pumphouse Trail Center renovation
*Town of Edgerton: playground equipment

(This list is not comprehensive.)

The Recreation Joint Powers Board establishing documents are available upon request by contacting Kelly Eastes at 307-253-5370 or writing to:

Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board
c/o Kelly Eastes
970 N. Glenn Rd
Casper, WY 82601




Board Members

2014 Recreation Powers Board Members are:

Suzanne Sandoval
NCSD Trustee
Rec Board Chairman

Matt Keating
Natrona County Commissioner
Rec Board Vice-Chairman

Kevin Christopherson
NCSD Trustee
Rec Board Treasurer

Rita Walsh
NCSD Trustee
Rec Board Secretary

H. H. Buck King
Edgerton Town Mayor
Rec Board Member

Upcoming Meetings

2014, 2nd Meeting:

Friday, April 11, 2014
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Garfield Room - Central Services Facility

All grant requests must be received by Friday, April 4 by 12 NOON to be considered at this meeting. Any requests received after this deadline will be considered at the next meeting.

To request funds, please fill out the Grant Request Form located here

2014, 3rd Meeting:

Meeting will be held in July, August, or September

2014, 4th Meeting:

Meeting will be held in October, November, or December

How to request funding

The Board will fund proposals that benefit the community of Natrona County, with a focus on the recreational and educational needs of children and families. The complete funding philosophy can be found by clicking here.

If you believe your request fits the funding philosophy, please following these directions.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW PROCESS, LOIs WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS FUNDING

Grant Request Form:
The first step in requesting funding from the REC Board is to fill-out and submit the Grant Request Form which can be found by clicking here.

The form is an interactive PDF and can either be completed electronically or by hand.

Please submit this form to:

Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board
c/o Kelly Eastes
970 N. Glenn Road
Casper, WY 82601

Only the Grant Form Request will be accepted. No other documents will be considered.

Full Grant Request:
Once your letter request has been reviewed by the board, they will decide if they want to hear a full grant request. You will be contacted at this time with the details of the full grant request requirements.