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$4 million will boost park projects in Atlanta, DeKalb

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Historically, community groups had to match Park Pride’s grants. The requirement shut out a lot of neighborhoods that didn’t have the resources to fundraise, Park Pride Executive Director Michael Halicki said. He said it became clear in 2020 that the nonprofit needed to change its approach. When the pandemic started, people turned to their neighborhood parks as an escape. But it also became clear that not all neighborhoods had access to quality green spaces. In 2021, Park Pride dropped the matching requirement for projects in neighborhoods where more than 25%...

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