The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for financial support for youth programs. Financial aid recipients will receive a 50% reduction in youth program registration costs as well as additional program details. Youth participants must reside in the City of Austin and receive or be eligible to receive reduced or free lunches in their school district to qualify for financial assistance. Assistance must be renewed annually and will expire December 31, 2017. Households may also qualify for additional scholarships. See application for additional details.
Applicants who receive free or reduced lunch should attach a copy of the eligibility letter provided by the school district to their application. Applicants who qualify but do not receive free or reduced lunch can complete the “Attestation of Eligibility” section of the application to verify income-based criteria. Completed applications can be faxed to 512-469-2957 or delivered to Austin Parks and Recreation facilities that offers youth programs.
To register for Austin Parks and Recreation youth programs, visit www.austintexas.gov/parksregister. It is recommended that you apply for Financial Aid weeks prior to program registration. Due to the volume of submissions, your Financial Aid application may take up to three weeks to process, and assistance will not be applied to payments until your application is approved.