Seattle and Washington Parks Projects Grants

The following is a list of available grants that neighborhood or sports league groups can access for making improvements to their parks and athletic fields. Their typically are set schedules for submitting letters of intent (LOI) and project proposals; these change from year to year so check the websites for the current information.


City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund (NMF), Large Projects and Small & Simple Projects:

Large Projects:
The Large Projects Fund is for projects that request up to $100,000, and can be completed within a 12-month timeframe. Grants are awarded once annually.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2014

Small and Simple Projects:
The Small and Simple Projects Fund accepts applications two times this year for projects that request up to $20,000 and that can be completed in six months.

Application deadlines: February 3, June 2, and October 6, 2014




The Youth Sport Facility Grant (YSFG) Program provides matching grant funds to rehabilitate or develop sports fields and facilities serving youth in King County. We strive to facilitate new athletic opportunities for as many youth in the King County as possible. Successful YSFG projects require sound planning and cooperation between parties.

Contact Information:
Butch Lovelace, Progam Manager(206) 263-6267,

2014 Timeline

May 2 -Letter of Intent Due
June 20 -Applications Due


Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office:
formerly the Office of the Interagency Committee (IAC) which has funded many athletic field improvements. RCO
offers many grants through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program; more info here:

from their website:
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP)
General Information About Our Grant Programs
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) provides funding for parks, water access sites, trails, wildlife habitat, and farmland preservation. The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB) administers several grant programs for recreation and habitat conservation purposes. Depending on the program, eligible project applicants can include municipal subdivisions of the state (cities, towns, and counties, or port, utility, park and recreation, and school districts), Native American tribes, state agencies, and in some cases, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Funded Projects and Applications
A complete listing of current grant applications and all projects funded in this program can be accessed at our interactive maps feature-Grant Project Locations. Depending on the criteria selected, this mapping feature will provide specific location and detailed project information.

Eligible Grant Recipients
Municipal subdivisions, State agencies, and Tribal governments (Local and tribal governments must provide at least 50 percent matching funds in either cash or in-kind contributions).

Grant Evaluation Process
Grant applications are evaluated in eleven categories: critical habitat, farmland, local parks, natural areas, riparian, state lands development and renovation, state lands restoration and enhancement, state parks, trails, urban wildlife habitat, and water access. Athletic facilities are typically funded through the Local Parks category, which offers grants on even years (like 2014).


Learn more about WWRP grants.
Plans establishing grants eligibility due March 3, 2014
Applications Due May 1, 2014
Technical Review May - June 2014
Project Evaluation August 2014
Board Meeting – Lists Approved October 2014
Board Meeting - Grants Awarded June 2015

Applications are evaluated every other year in a competitive process by teams with expertise specific to those categories. The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB) submits prioritized lists of projects to the Governor and Legislature for final approval. Funds are allocated to each category by formulas established in statute.

Revenue Source
General obligation bonds. Funds are appropriated by the Legislature.



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