Planning for Recreation Access

Announcements Free Application Webinars will be held in September and October. The Webinars will provide information about the grant program and how to apply. Watch this page for details on dates and times. Sign up for e-mail notifications about this program. Typical Projects Long-range, comprehensive recreation planning Cooperative recreation plan development Pre-design plans and permitting […]

June 28, 2022
Outdoor Learning Grants

Announcements Watch the 2022 Application Webinar recording here! Typical Projects Hands-on, environmental education, nature-based learning experiences Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education activities Learning about habitat restoration and environmental stewardship activities Integration of professional environmental and land management mentors in learning Immersed learning in field studies, journaling, and group discussions Who May Apply? […]

June 28, 2022
Community Forests Program

Announcements The 2022 Application Webinar Recording Is Here! Typical Projects Buying land to conserve working forests (required for all projects) On purchased land, projects also may restore forest and habitat health and develop recreational facilities Who May Apply? Cities, counties, and towns Native American tribes Nonprofit nature conservancy organizations Special purpose districts, public development authorities, […]

July 29, 2020
Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative

Announcements Typical Projects Water and land-based habitat restoration Habitat protection Invasive species treatment Habitat restoration planning and design Educating the public about restoration Who May Apply? Cities Counties Conservation districts Private or public corporations Regional fisheries enhancement groups Native American tribes (must be federally recognized) Nonprofit organizations with authority for the protection or enhancement of […]

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 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 this […]

June 13, 2019
Youth Athletic Facilities

Announcements The 2022 Application Webinar Recording Is Here! Typical Projects Adding lights to a field to allow evening games Changing an underused tennis court to a high-demand basketball court Changing the field surface, such as installing artificial turf, to allow more games per season or more seasons when the field may be used Expanding a […]

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

Announcements Project Evaluation Local Parks Schedule and Live Stream Trails Schedule and Live Stream State Parks Schedule and Live Stream Water Access Schedule and Live Stream Technical Review Watch the 2022 Technical Review recordings on YouTube! Local Parks schedule June 6 recording June 7 recording June 8 recording June 9 recording June 10 recording Trails […]

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

Announcements Project Evaluation Critical Habitat Schedule and Live Stream Riparian Schedule and Live Stream Urban Wildlife Habitat Schedule and Live Stream Technical Review Watch the Critical Habitat, Urban Wildlife Habitat, and Riparian Protection Technical Review sessions on YouTube! Critical Habitat recording, Urban Wildlife Habitat recording. Critical Habitat and Urban Wildlife Habitat schedule Riparian Protection schedule […]

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

Announcements Typical Projects Replacing barriers to fish migration Replanting stream banks Removing dikes, levees, and shoreline armoring Installing logjams to slow rivers and create habitat Restoring estuaries Buying pristine habitat Completing designs for future projects Who May Apply? Local agencies Special purpose districts, such as port, park and recreation, conservation, and school districts State agencies […]

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

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Building, renovating, and rerouting trails Maintaining trails and associated campgrounds and trailheads Operating off-road vehicle parks Education of trail users Who May Apply? Local agencies Special purpose districts, such as park districts and port districts Native American tribes State agencies Federal agencies Nonprofit off-road vehicle […]

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

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Building, renovating, and rerouting trails Maintaining trails and associated campgrounds and trailheads Operating off-road vehicle parks Educating trail users Who May Apply? Local agencies Special purpose districts, such as park districts and port districts Native American tribes State agencies Federal agencies Nonprofit off-road vehicle organizations […]

May 6, 2019
No Child Left Inside

Announcements Watch the 2022 Application Webinar recording here! Typical Projects Backpacking, camping, or hiking trips for disadvantaged youth Canoeing, kayaking, or sailing camps Outdoor environmental education Fishing and hunting camps Orienteering Rock climbing adventures Who May Apply? Community-based programs in Washington Formal school programs Informal after school programs Local agencies Native American tribes Nonprofit organizations […]

May 6, 2019
Boating Infrastructure Grant Program

Announcements The 2022 Application Webinar Recording Is Here! Changes Due to the Coronavirus RCO has made the following changes to its BIG grant application process: All project evaluations will be Web-based. There will be no in-person meetings and the evaluation committee will work remotely as well. National publication BoatUs gives BIG high praise Typical Projects Renovating […]

May 6, 2019
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Announcements Project Evaluation Schedule YouTube Live Stream Technical Review Watch the 2022 Technical Review recording on YouTube! Schedule June 8 recording June 9 recording The 2022 Application Webinar Recording Is Here! Application Question Mapping Tool Use this map to answer the evaluation question about “Need.” Typical Projects Renovating community parks Building skate parks, tennis courts, […]

April 16, 2019
Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Installing fences, berms, and other noise and safety elements Upgrading firearms and archery equipment Renovating clubhouses Building new shooting courses Who May Apply? Local agencies Special purpose districts State agencies Nonprofit shooting organizations Grant applicants must be authorized legally to develop, operate, and maintain […]

April 16, 2019
Boating Facilities Program

Announcements Application Webinar Watch the 2022 Application Webinar here! Typical Projects Renovating boat launches Adding guest moorage facilities Building parking, restrooms, and other boating amenities Who May Apply? Local agencies Park and recreation districts Public utility districts Port districts Native American Tribes State agencies The above entities must be authorized legally to develop, operate, and maintain […]

March 14, 2019
Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account

Announcements Project Evaluation Schedule YouTube Live Stream Technical Review Watch the ALEA Technical Review recording here: Schedule Recording The 2022 Application Webinar Recording Is Here! Application Question Mapping Tool Use this map to answer the evaluation question about “Need.” Typical Projects Removing bulkheads to restore natural beach functions Restoring an estuary Replacing a waterfront boardwalk […]

March 14, 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 Clearing overgrown brush and fallen trees from trails Repairing trail damage from floods and fires Replacing bridges and drainage structures Who May Apply? Local agencies Special purpose districts, such as park and recreation districts, […]

February 15, 2019