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Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG)

Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
for Sports and Recreation Initiatives in Eligible Areas

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King County Parks

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03/20/20 12:00 PM


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Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations, agencies, tribes, public schools, and park districts for capital projects and programs related to sports and recreation in eligible regions. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to increase youth physical activity and expand participation and access to facilities, parks, and programs. Funding is only available to organizations serving residents of King County.

Youth Sports Grants (YSG) support fit and healthy communities by investing in programs and capital projects that increase priority youth access to physical activity through sports, play, and outdoor recreation.

Goals and Priorities of YSG investments:

  • Increase youth access to and participation in quality physical activity programs, facilities, and parks
  • Priority youth include low-income youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, limited English speaking youth, youth with disabilities, and unincorporated communities. Youth are up to 24 years old.
  • Improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities

King County Parks aims to:

  • Strengthen the network of providers by fostering collaboration and providing resources to public agencies and community organizations
  • Support a whole community approach by partnering with community based organizations, public schools, and local government agencies to coordinate policies, programs, and capital projects to promote and increase access to physical activity

To measure impact of investments on access and health, YSG will use the Physical Activity Guidelines of the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which are used to measure health of King County residents as part of the Community Health Indicators. Aligning with this indicator enables Parks to evaluate impact on communities and populations most impacted by barriers to access physical activity, facilities, and parks. For more information, see page 3 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.

Funding Opportunities:

  • Programs: Support sports, play, and outdoor recreation
  • Capital Projects: New or renovated facilities
  • Programs and Capital Projects - Unincorporated Areas
  • Activation: Support new programs and emerging organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140319

Number of Grants:

There are 6-8 grants available for each grant type.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Programs: $20,000 - $75,000
- Capital Projects: $25,000 - $250,000
- Unincorporated Areas: Programs: $20,000-$75,000; Projects: $15,000-$300,000
- Activation: $5,000-$15,000

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for up to an 18 month duration but can be requested for shorter durations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

A fiscal agent must be identified and secured by a mutually signed letter attached to the Letter of Interest or Activation grant application. The fiscal agency letter must be signed by applicant and the executive director of the fiscal agent organization.

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 hour-long information sessions are in person only but the slide deck will be posted on the website. Applicants are not required to attend an information session nor is registration required. If an interpreter is needed, contact Minerva Humprie by December 13th.

Wednesday, January 8 5:30 pm
Location: Kingsgate Library 12315 NE 143rd St, Kirkland

Thursday, January 9 10:30 am
Location: Federal Way Community Center
876 333rd Street Federal Way WA

Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 am
Location: Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Wednesday, January 15 5:30 pm
Location: Preston Community Center
8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98050

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Interest Due: January 29 at Noon
Activation Grant application due: January 29 at Noon

Letters of Interest are required for program and capital project grants.

In the 2020 grant cycle, the invitation to the LOI closes at noon on January 29th. The invitation to apply for full application to those invited will go out on March 2nd and will be due by noon on March 20th. Grantees awarded will be notified in May.

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

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

To submit letter of interest:

For questions or technical support, contact Minerva Humphrie, Grant Administrator at (206) 263-5731 or

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