Grant Opportunities


The Barry County Parks & Recreation Commission invites local Townships, Villages, and Municipalities, along with Barry County School Districts within the borders of Barry County to apply for a grant through the 2024 Local Unit Mini-Grant program. The purpose of the Barry County Parks & Recreation Commission grant funding program is to promote opportunities to improve public recreation facilities, activities, and equipment, within Barry County.  Although non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply, they are encouraged to work with municipalities or schools on grant proposals.

The Barry County Parks and Recreation Commission will be awarding $15,000 in grants from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $15,000. Grant awards of more than $2,000 require a 25% cash match.     

The deadline to apply for these grants is MAY 3, 2024. Applications must be received by May 3, 2024, and not postmarked. Applications can be sent by email to: or by mail to the Barry County Parks & Recreation Commission 2545 S. Charlton Park Rd., Hastings, MI 49058. You can download a copy of the grant application by clicking here.

For more information about the grant program contact Dan Patton, Director at or 269-945-3775.

2023 Johnstown Township - $15,000 - Children's Play Area/Playground - Township Hall
2022 City of Hastings - $7,000 - Disc Golf & Park Improvements - Hammond Hill Park
2022 Barry Township - $5,000 Pickle Ball Courts - William Smith Park
2022 Prairieville Township - $3,000 Fishing/Boat Launches - Multiple Locations 
2021 Woodland Township - $10,000 Walking Trail Project - Harold E. Classic Memorial Park
2021 Village of Middleville - $2,000 Handicap Accessible Landing - East Riverbank Park Amphitheater  
2020 Barry Township - $5,000 Amphitheater & Restroom Project
2020 Prairieville Township - $10,000 Pickleball Court Project
2019 Village of Freeport - $3,000 Accessible Restroom Project
2019 Barry Township - $5,000 Playground Equipment 
2019 Central Elementary School, Hastings - Playground Equipment