Funding is available to public service agencies

Is your nonprofit seeking funding for a program that benefits Fort Worth residents?

The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department invites nonprofit and social service agencies to respond to a request for proposals for public service and architectural barrier removal programs that will provide benefits to eligible households.

Proposals must be submitted by March 15 through ZoomGrants.

Learn more on the Neighborhood Services grant page.

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Corporate Memberships to Champions Club Available for Employees of Southlake Businesses

Do you work for a business in Southlake? You’re eligible for a discounted corporate membership to Champions Club!

An inclusive corporate membership gives you access to all of Champions Club’s amenities and benefits at 10% off the base membership rate. You’ll also receive members-only pricing for room and meeting space rentals.

Southlake businesses must be verified by the City of Southlake to qualify for corporate membership rates. Employees must show proof of current employment in the form of a pay stub dated within thirty (30) days of enrollment.

Employee Wellness Programs

If you’re a Southlake business owner or corporation looking to increase employee engagement and satisfaction, we can help you transform your workplace.

Employee well-being is directly tied to a company’s efficiency, productivity and overall culture. An inclusive and thoughtfully-designed wellness program can have a positive impact on your employees’ physical, mental and emotional health, ultimately contributing to a healthier, happier workplace. Corporate memberships to Champions Club make it easy and affordable for employees to take advantage of our many health and wellness opportunities, including:

  • Lunch and Learns
  • Health and Wellness Seminars
  • Walking/Running Club on Indoor Track
  • 50+ Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training

To learn more or purchase a corporate membership, contact our Membership Services Coordinator at (817) 748-8955 or memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

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Air conditioning repair available for eligible households

Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department has received state funding to provide free air conditioning repair services for certain households, based on eligibility.

Funding is available for elderly residents (over 65 years old), disabled people or households with children age 5 and younger. Download an application and mail it in by the Sept. 15 deadline. No applications will be processed after the deadline.

Crisis cooling emergency funds may help purchase up to two window units if an HVAC/central system is not reparable.

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Become a Champion Today! Champions Club memberships are now available.

Be one of the first to become a champion and experience the world class amenities and benefits Champions Club has to offer.

With Champions Club opening its doors this winter, membership pre-sales have now begun. You can purchase your membership online or in person at our sales office located at Legends Hall at The Marq. If you purchase your membership online, be sure to stop by our office for your membership photo and to pick up your VIP welcome bag (first 500 members).

By purchasing your membership now, you will receive one of our limited VIP welcome bags and have the opportunity for a sneak peek of the facility prior to opening (date to be announced this fall). Memberships purchased prior to opening will only be charged for the first month. After that, billing will begin on February 1, 2019, or 30 days after the facility opens to the public, whichever date is greater.

All memberships are inclusive of Champions Club amenities and benefits; however, resident families may choose to opt out of child watch. Please see the membership options below to find the best one for you and your family.

Membership Sales Office Hours
Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Drive

Special Hours (August 23–31)
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Regular Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Be sure to check out www.ExperienceChampionsClub.com to learn why Champions Club is the perfect place for fitness and fun in Southlake. You can also follow us on Facebook or sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive the latest information.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

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Discounts for early registrations available for Gear Up to End Hunger ride

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts, then start training for Mayor Betsy Price’s Gear Up to End Hunger challenge bike ride on Oct. 6 at Rockwood Park.

Riders who finish the course within 15 percent of the mayor’s time will earn bragging rights and a high-performance jersey. Proceeds from the race benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Through Aug. 6, early registration for the 30-, 10- and 2-mile rides is $25. Registration for ages 5-12 is $10.

The 100K begins at Rockwood Park and loops up to the Texas Motor Speedway before heading back to the park. After the ride, celebrate with free food, beverages and kids’ activities.

Mayor Price is serving as lead rider and honorary chair of the ride. Like so many Fort Worth residents, she can’t stand the thought of any child or family going hungry. “Let’s ride to help families not just survive, but thrive,” Price said.

View a video of last year’s ride.

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Masquerade Ball Tickets Still Available

What’s a birthday without a party, and South Campus is going all out to wind up its 50th year of excellence in education in grand style with a formal Masquerade Ball on Saturday, April 7, at the Fort Worth Club.

The ball, presented by Weaver, TCC’s accounting firm since the foundation of the College, will feature dinner, dancing to Rick Stitzel’s band, a cash bar and both live and silent auctions. All proceeds will go to the TCC Foundation Scholarship Fund.

On the menu are seared fillet of beef tenderloin and Chicken Deluxe, the Fort Worth Club’s house salad and, for dessert,

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Utility service assistance available to Fort Worth residents

Utility service assistance is available to residents who need help with electric and gas bills to avoid utility service disruption. Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners program receives Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program funds, which make the assistance possible.

Applicants must provide proof of residence and household income along with a current utility bill. Income eligibility is 150 percent of federal poverty income guidelines:

  • Family unit of one: income below $18,090.
  • Family unit of two: income below $24,360.
  • Family unit of three: income below $30,630.
  • Family unit of four: income below $36,900.
  • Family unit of five: income below $43,170.
  • Family unit of six: income below $49,440.
  • Family unit of seven: income below $55,710.
  • Family unit of eight: income below $61,980.
  • For each additional person, add $6,270.

Apply online or download a mail-in application.

Community Action Partners is a division of the City of Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department.

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A visual emergency alert for Fort Worth residents now available

When outdoor warning sirens are activated for severe weather events, an act of terrorism or a manmade disaster, many people with a sensory disability living or working in Fort Worth will not receive the alert.

To help provide emergency alerts to the entire community, the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management has contracted with DeafLink, a national leader in sensory disability services, to provide the Accessible Hazard Alert Program, or AHAS. It’s a free visual alert service to any resident, worker or visitor who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind or deaf/blind.

How it works

DeafLink receives the alerts from the National Weather Service or the Office of Emergency Management and creates a visual message in American Sign Language, English voice, English text and refreshable Braille. The program was recently expanded to include a Spanish-language text in addition to the English version. The visual alert is sent to Fort Worth AHAS participants using ZIP code locations.

AHAS participants must have a video device capable of receiving video signals, such as a smart phone, iPad or email or a refreshable Braille reader in order to get the alert.

Register online

Residents can receive this free service by registering for AHAS online. Because the program uses Fort Worth ZIP codes as location markers, the AHAS program is only available within the city limits of Fort Worth.

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