Grants

Salmon Recovery

Parks

Trails

Conservation

Boating

Outdoor Recreation

Shooting Ranges

Open and Competitive to Ensure the Best Projects are Funded

Collaboration

RCO boards set the policies for what kinds of projects are funded. The meetings are open to the public and you are encouraged to participate in person, by sending in written comments, or by serving on an advisory committee.

Boards

Public Review

Advisory committees made up of citizens like you, with knowledge of outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat, review and score grant applications. They also provide advise on policy changes, legislative issues, and statewide planning.

Advisory Committees

Open

Grant proposals are online for all to review and grants are awarded in public meetings. Check out the board meeting and grant schedule pages for meeting dates and look for details on your favorite project in Project Search.

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Grant Resources

State Recreation and Conservation Plan

Statewide Strategy to Recover Salmon: Extinction is not an Option

RCO Fact Sheet

Find Grant Specific Resources

News and Important Info

State Launches New Grant Program to Conserve Community Forests

OLYMPIA–Communities wanting to conserve forestlands now have a state grant program to help, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. Beginning September 1, communities can apply for grants of up to $3 million in the newly created Community Forests Program. The grants must be used to buy at least 5 acres of forestland and the […]

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State to Accept Grant Applications for Parks, Trails and Other Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Projects

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) will begin accepting applications in mid-February for grants to build parks, trails, ball fields and boat moorage as well as to conserve wildlife habitat and working farms and forests. These grants are the largest source of state funding for many of Washington’s outdoor recreation experiences, and the […]

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Governor Appoints Two Eastern Washington Residents to State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a Wenatchee resident and an Okanogan resident and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to serve on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The board awards about $250 million in grants every biennium for the development of parks, trails, boating facilities and other outdoor recreation […]

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ALEA

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account

Funding to buy, protect, and restore shorelines and tidelands and to provide public access to the waterfront

BFP

Boating Facilities Program

Funding to buy, develop, and renovate facilities for motorized boats

BIG

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program

Funding to develop or renovate facilities targeting recreational boats 26 feet and larger

BAFBRB

Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

Funding to correct barriers to fish passage

CFP

Community Forests Program

Funding to buy and restore working forests and create recreational opportunities in forests

ESRP

Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program

Funding to conserve and restore Puget Sound shorelines

FFFPP

Family Forest Fish Passage Program

Funding to small forest landowners to repair or remove fish passage barriers

FARR

Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program

Funding to acquire, develop, and renovate firearm and archery training and practice facilities

LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund

Funding to buy and improve parks, trails, wildlife lands, and other outdoor recreation resources

NCLI

No Child Left Inside

Funding for outdoor environmental-based education and recreation programs serving youth.

NOVA-Education

Education and Enforcement-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Funding for education and law enforcement on backcountry trails and in off-road vehicle parks

NOVA-Trails

Trails-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Funding for backcountry tails and off-road vehicle parks

RTP

Recreational Trails Program

Funding to rehabilitate and maintain backcountry recreational trails and facilities and to educate users about trail safety or environmental protection.

SALMON - PSAR

Salmon Recovery and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration

Funding to protect and restore salmon habitat.

WCRRI

Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative

Funding and technical assistance for community resiliency, restoration, and protection efforts along Washington’s coast.

WWRP-Farmland

Farmland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding to conserve farmland

WWRP-Forestland

Forestland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding to preserve working forests

WWRP-Habitat

Habitat Conservation Projects-
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding to conserve wildlife habitat and restore sensitive state-owned lands

WWRP-Recreation

Recreation Projects-
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding for developing and improving local and state parks and trails, and providing access to the waterfront

YAF

Youth Athletic Facilities

Funding to buy land and develop or renovate outdoor athletic facilities