Eligible community outdoor athletic facilities should attract and accommodate practice, training, or competition using a participant’s physical skills or capabilities. Such athletic activities should be the primary focus of the facility rather than leisure activities. Examples of typical projects include the following outdoor facilities:
- Athletic fields
- Sports courts
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pools
- Tracks and courses
- Skating rinks
- Acquisition of land for such facilities
Who May Apply?
- Cities, counties, towns
- Local government subdivisions authorized to own outdoor athletic facilities
- Native American tribes
- Qualified nonprofit organizations
- Special purpose districts such as park and recreation, port, and school districts
Eligible applicants are not required to have an approved recreation, conservation, or open space plan on file with RCO to apply.
The Legislature provided $12 million with the potential for an additional $12 million in the 2025-27 biennium for a total of $24 million for the current grant round. This funding is allocated among five regions of the state according to their populations.
Applicants may request grants between $50,000 and $1.2 million.
Applicants are not required to provide matching resources.
- Acquisition of land
- Development and renovation
- Combination of acquisition and development or renovation
RCO would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of the advisory committee and technical work group members who helped develop the policy and make this grant possible.