Grants For Playground Equipment & Surfacing

In addition to playground, fitness, recreation, and obesity prevention grants and funding opportunities, the selection of Robertson’s products for your surfacing project may make your project eligible for green sustainability playground surfacing grants. Many of our products are made from reclaimed recycled tires, helping to keep waste out of landfills and repurpose it as a clean, green, and beautiful surface.

Get in contact today to see if your project is eligible for a playground grant or other funding opportunity!

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Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded.  OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.

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LEED Benefits

The leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a set of standards and guidelines for energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design. The LEED rating system examines environmental and sustainability issues around the planning, energy and water management, materials use, indoor air quality and innovative designs.

LEED Benefits:

  • Improve Air and Water Quality
  • Reduce Operating Costs
  • Improve Air, Thermal, and Acoustic Environments
  • Enhance and Protect Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Enhance Asset Value and Profits
  • Enhance Occupant Comfort and Health
  • Reduce Solid Waste
  • Improve Employee Productivity and Satisfaction
  • Minimize Strain on Local Infrastructure
  • Conserve Natural Resources
  • Optimize Life-Cycle Economic
  • Contribute to Overall Quality of Life Performance



  • The use of Tire-Derived Products can contribute to obtaining a range of LEED NC credits, depending on products used and company specific processes and operations including:
  • Waste materials and resources diverted from the waste stream (MR 2.1 and 2.2)
  • Materials and resources containing recycled content (MR 4.1 & 4.2)
  • Materials and resources extracted, processed and manufactured regionally (MR 5.1 and 5.2)
  • Integrated stormwater design principles such as minimizing impervious surface area (SS 6.1 and 6.2)
  • Reduce Heat Island Effect non-roof and roof (SS 7.1 & 7.3)
  • Water-efficient landscaping options such as artificial turf (WE 1.1 and 1.2)
  • Low emitting materials such as adhesives and sealants (EQ 4.1)
  • Innovation in design (ID 1 – 1.4)


Tire-Derived Product Benefits:

  • Easy Installation
  • Resilient in All Climates
  • Permeability Reduces Storm
  • Water Run-Off
  • Made from Recycled Materials
  • Absorbs and Retains Less Heat than Concrete
  • Reduced Noise Levels from Absorption
  • Made from Regional Materials
  • Insulation Against Cold and Damp Environments
  • Enhanced Comfort and Safety
  • Lighter than Traditional Counterparts
  • Low Maintenance
  • Slip Resistant in Wet and Dry Conditions


Playground Surfacing Grants


Stimulus Projects:

On February 11, 2009 the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”, a $789 billion dollar stimulus plan, was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Economic stimulus refers to the use of fiscal policy — government spending or tax measures — to support or revive an economy in recession. In February 2008, as signs of a slowdown emerged, Congress passed a $168 billion package of tax cuts and rebates. Later in the year, after Wall Street crumbled and economic activity contracted sharply, Democrats called for a far larger stimulus, and after his election as president, Barack Obama declared that what he preferred to call a “recovery” package would be his top priority.

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Source: The New York Times


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Rural Community Facilities Program
Afterschool Meals
Department of Commerce
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
Department of Education
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
IDEA Infants and Families


Child Care Development Block Grant Recovery Funding

Environmental Protection Agency
Local Government Energy Efficiency Block Grants
State Fire Assistance Hazardous Fuel Projects and Forest Health Projects
Federal Highway Administration
Highway Infrastructure Investment
Department of Health and Human Services
Head Start to Early Head Start

Healthy Communities

Senior Nutrition Programs

Community Services Block Grant
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Community Development Block Grants
Department of Labor
Workforce Investment Act, Training and Employment Services