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Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG)

Grants to King County, Washington Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies to Increase Youth Access to Sports Facilities

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King County Parks

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03/31/19 11:59 PM PST - for all grants above $15,000. Mini Grant applications are due 01/31/19.


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Grants to King County, Washington school districts, schools, nonprofits, agencies, and tribes for programs and capital projects to increase access to sports facilities, particularly for underserved youth. Applicants requesting over $15,000 are required to submit a Letter of Intent.

Goals and Priorities of YASG investments:

- Increase youth access to and participation in quality physical activity programs, facilities, and parks
- Priority populations include low-income youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, limited English speaking youth, youth with disabilities, and unincorporated area residents
- Improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities

Funds can only be used for programs or capital projects that increase access to health-enhancing physical activities.

Funding Opportunities

Unincorporated Area Facilities and Programs:
- Increase access to physical activity primarily for residents of unincorporated areas of King County (areas not within city limits)
- Available for both capital projects and programs
- Anticipated available funding for 2019 is $750,000

Youth Physical Activity Programs:
- Increase access to physical activity such as sports and outdoor recreation for under-served youth up to 24 years old
- Priority to reduce barriers and challenges to participation
- Priority youth include: low-income youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, limited English speaking youth
- Anticipated available funding for 2019 is $300,000 for programs only

Youth Sports Facilities Improvements:
- Increase access to facilities for physical activity for under-served communities
- Available for capital projects and improvements only
- Anticipated available funding for 2019 is $1,300,000

Mini Grants:
- Increase priority youth access to and participation in physical activity
- No letter of intent required

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140319

Estimated Size of Grant:

Unincorporated Area Facilities and Programs:
- Grant request range (Programs): $15,000 - $100,000
- Grant request range (Projects): $25,000 - $250,000

Youth Physical Activity Programs:
- Grant request range: $15,000 - $100,000

Youth Sports Facilities Improvements:
- Grant request range: $25,000- $300,000

Mini Grants:
- Grant request range: $5,000 – $14,999

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for up to a two year duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is only available to organizations serving residents of King County including non-profit organizations, public schools and districts, public agencies, tribes and tribal organizations.

A small or emerging community organization without a 501c3 status, is eligible through partnership with a fiscal agent.

Fiscal agent must be identified by a mutually signed letter attached to the Letter of Intent. The fiscal agency letter must be signed by applicant and the executive director and board president of fiscal agent.

Pre-proposal Conference:

King County Parks will conduct four information sessions for potential applicants to ask questions and receive clarification about the application process.

The January information sessions will be in-person only. The slide deck from the sessions will be posted on the website by January 11th.

In March, an online webinar will be offered to support completing the full application.

Applicants are encouraged but not required to attend an information session. Interested applicants do not need to register to attend.

Info Session #1: Tuesday, January 8th 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Si View Park District Office
400 SE Orchard Drive
North Bend, WA 98045

Info Session #2: Wednesday, January 9th 10:30 AM
Location: Kent Commons –Crystal Mountain Hall
525 4th Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032

Info Session #3: Thursday, January 10th 10:30 AM
Location: Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline, WA 98155

Info Session #4:Thursday, January 17th at 5:30 PM
Location: UW Othello Commons
2400 South Othello Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Pre-Application Information:

- Letters of Intent Available: January 2, 2019
- Information Sessions: January 8-17, 2019
- Letter of Intent Due (Required for requests of $15,000 or more): January 31, 2019
- Mini Grant Applications Due: January 31, 2019
- Mini Grant Award Notification: Early March
- Applications Available Online: March 4, 2019
- Applications for $15,000 or more Due: 11:59 PM PST March 31, 2019
- Notification of Funding Decision: May, 2019
- Contract Agreements: May, 2019

No matching funds are required, although additional funding support is encouraged.

Funds will be distributed through two requests for proposals, one in early 2019 and another in early 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Minerva Humphrie, Grant Administrator

King Street Center
201 S Jackson St Rm 700
Seattle, WA 98104-3855

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County