We have an employee who is trying to get funds for the local PAL chapter. The chapter isn't nearly as active as it used to be, so he is trying to revive the program. PAL is an athletic program for local youth designed to create a relationship with inner city kids and the local police. They have football, basketball, and other sports programs. I don't know at this point if PAL maintains income records of the students who take part in the program, but believe that the majority of these kids would be LMI.
Typically, I stay away from sports sponsorships and the likes. However, if the funds would be used to update fields, scoreboards, stands, etc., this may be an opportunity for CRA credit.
I am wondering if anyone else has a similar scenario and, if so, did you approve the request and get CRA credit for it? The income tracts this would affect are mostly moderate income tracts. The school systems potentially involved are all well over 50% free and reduced lunch.
Thank you for any input!