Grants to Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to increase equal access to sports and recreation opportunities for underserved youth in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to increase youth access to and participation in high-quality physical activity programs, improve health outcomes, reduce health disparities, and reach priority populations. Eligible applicants provide programs and facilities that support youth access to physical activity in King County.
King County Parks (KCP) has partnered with the King County Play Equity Coalition in this community centered participatory grantmaking process to design, develop, and implement this Youth Sports & Outdoor Recreation Relief Fund program to distribute federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) funding to nonprofit organizations providing programs and facilities that support youth access to physical activity. King County Parks will administer a one-time investment to organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who serve youth furthest from play equity.
For Priorities and Rating Criteria, see page 7 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
There are 3 types of funding available related to providing opportunities for youth to be physically active:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Additional Geographic Information:Capital Projects must be located in Qualified Census Tracts. Utilize interactive map to determine eligibility
The contract term will be from September 2022 through December 2024. Funds may be utilized for costs incurred during the period beginning March 3, 2021 ending December 31, 2024. A cost is considered “incurred” for these purposes if the recipient has incurred an obligation with respect to such cost, such as a purchase order or contract, by December 31, 2024.
Capital Projects: Organization must complete project by December 31, 2024
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