The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program awards funds to schools, day-cares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play.
Examples of outdoor locations that are eligible for grant funds can include, but are not limited to playgrounds, pool decks, ball field dugouts, eating areas, etc.
Types of Shade Structures
Your shade structure manufacturer or contractor must design and install a permanent shade structure with a roof constructed of shade cloth, metal, or wood and provide significant protection from ultraviolet radiation (UVR):
Cloth/textile roof structures
Hard-top roof structures