Community Outdoor Athletic Facilities

Announcements  Typical Projects  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:  Who May Apply?  Eligible applicants are not required […]

June 21, 2023
Local Parks Maintenance Grants

Announcements  Typical Projects  Examples of typical projects that likely could be funded through this program include the following:  Who May Apply?  Eligible entities are not required to have an approved recreation, conservation, or open space plan on file with RCO in order to apply and receive funding for this grant. Funding  The Legislature provides funding […]

May 17, 2023
Planning for Recreation Access

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding The Legislature provides funding from the sale of state bonds. Grant Limits RCO anticipates awarding grants within a range of $20,000–$250,000 per application. Projects outside this range will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Match Details Applicants are not required to provide matching resources. Eligible Projects All phases […]

June 28, 2022
Outdoor Learning Grants

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Grants are awarded in odd-numbered years. The Legislature provides funding from general tax dollars. Grant Limits There are three funding categories: Match Details There is no match required. Eligible Programs Eligible programs include pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade experiential education activities that teach in and about the outdoors. Programs must […]

June 28, 2022
Community Forests Program

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Funding comes from the sale of state bonds. Grant Limits $3 million Match Details A 15 percent match is required. Match may include the following: Eligible Projects All projects must acquire land. Projects may include restoration or development of that land but restoration and development cannot be stand-alone […]

July 29, 2020
Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Where May Projects be Located? OR Funding Funding comes from the sale of bonds and is awarded every 2 years. Grant Limits There are no requirements for minimum requests. The maximum request is $2 million. Match Details No match is required, though it is encouraged. Eligible Projects Ineligible Projects […]

July 18, 2019
Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

Announcements Watch the Videos Making Way for Salmon Fish Passage: A Sense of Urgency It’s Your Community: Listen to a MIXX 96 radio interview with former RCO director Kaleen Cottingham and Tom Jameson, the division manager for the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Passage program talking about completion of the first project funded by […]

June 13, 2019
Youth Athletic Facilities

Announcements Changes to evaluation criteria in 2024 Typical Projects Who May Apply? Small Grants Category Large Grants Category Funding Source Funding comes from the sale of state bonds and is awarded every 2 years. Grant Limits Match Details Applicants must contribute match that equals the amount of the grant request. Match may include the following: […]

May 7, 2019
Habitat Conservation Projects-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Critical Habitat, Riparian Protection, and Urban Wildlife Habitat Categories Natural Areas Category State Lands Restoration and Enhancement Category Urban Wildlife Habitat Category Eligibility Click this map to see if your project is in an eligible urban area. Planning Requirement To apply for this funding, grant applicants must have completed […]

May 6, 2019
Forestland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Announcements Definition of Forestland The following types of forests are eligible: industrial, private, community, tribal, and publicly owned forests. The land must be devoted primarily to timber production and be enrolled in a county’s open space or forestland property tax program. Forestland must be a contiguous 5 or more acres devoted primarily to the growth […]

May 6, 2019
Farmland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Announcements Typical Projects Buying a conservation easement on farmland threatened with development Who May Apply? Funding Funding comes from the sale of state bonds and is awarded every 2 years. Grant Limits No grant limits, except for the following: Match Details A 50 percent match is required, except for the state Conservation Commission, which has […]

May 6, 2019
Salmon Recovery and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration

Announcements Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Funding is awarded annually. Funding comes from the sale of state general obligation bonds and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. PSAR funding is awarded biennially and comes from the sale of state general obligation bonds. This grant program also is supported […]

May 6, 2019
Education and Enforcement-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Who May Apply? Special purpose districts means port, public utility, or park and recreation districts or other political subdivisions of the state that provide services to less than the entire state. The special purpose district must be legally authorized to acquire and develop public open […]

May 6, 2019
Trails-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Who May Apply? Special purpose districts are port, public utility, or park and recreation districts or other political subdivisions of the state that provide services to less than the entire state. The special purpose district legally must be authorized to acquire and develop public open […]

May 6, 2019
No Child Left Inside

Announcements Review the new 2023 fact sheet. Typical Projects Who May Apply? Only organizations that benefit youth in Washington State may apply. Funding Grants are awarded every other year. The Legislature provides funding from general tax dollars. Grant Limits There are three funding categories for this grant program Match Details There is no match requirement […]

May 6, 2019
Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Who May Apply? Grant applicants must be authorized legally to develop, operate, and maintain recreational facilities. Funding Funding is awarded every 2 years and comes from a portion of each concealed pistol license fee. Grant Limit $150,000 Match Details 50 percent match is required […]

April 16, 2019
Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program

Announcements Check out some videos: Northwest Straits Foundation’s Shore Friendly Living Series Programs Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program funding is awarded every 2 years. The Washington State Legislature provides the majority of the funding through the sale of bonds. Additional funding has come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

March 15, 2019
Recreational Trails Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Read the article: “Outstanding State Trail Program” in a national competition. Typical Projects Who May Apply? Funding Every 6 years, Congress passes the nation’s surface transportation bill. Since 1991, this massive funding authorization law has included provisions for these cooperative, state-administered grants. Funding comes from federal gasoline […]

February 15, 2019