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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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,000,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

BAFBRB

Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

Funding to correct barriers to fish passage

Eligible Organizations

  • Individuals
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

January 18, 2024

Grant Limit

None

Match Requirement

15 percent

BFP

Boating Facilities Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,000,000

Match Requirement

25 percent

BIG

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program

Funding to develop or renovate facilities targeting recreational boats twenty-six feet and larger

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Private Organizations
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

July 1, 2024 Estimate

Grant Limit

$1,440,645

Match Requirement

25 percent

CFP

Community Forests Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$3,000,000

Match Requirement

15 percent

COAF

Community Outdoor Athletic Facilities

Funding to improve access to outdoor athletic facilities.

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

March 13, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,200,000

Match Requirement

None

ESRP

Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program

Funding to conserve and restore Puget Sound shorelines

Eligible Organizations

  • Colleges
  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Private Organizations
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 22, 2024

Grant Limit

None

Match Requirement

30 percent

FARR

Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024

Grant Limit

$150,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

FFFPP

Family Forest Fish Passage Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Individuals

Application Due Date

May 1, 2023

Grant Limit

$5,000,000

Match Requirement

None

LPM

Local Parks Maintenance Grants

Funding to address maintenance backlogs for key local parks facilities.

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

September 18, 2023 Estimate

Grant Limit

$100,000

Match Requirement

None

LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$2,000,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

LWCF-ORLP

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership

Funding for urban communities to buy or develop land to create or reinvigorate outdoor recreation spaces.

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

January 22, 2024

Grant Limit

$15,000,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

NCLI

No Child Left Inside

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Colleges
  • Individuals
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Private Organizations
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024

Grant Limit

$150,000

Match Requirement

25 percent

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024

Grant Limit

$200,000

Match Requirement

None

NOVA-Trails

Trails-Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program

Funding for backcountry trails and off-road vehicle parks

Eligible Organizations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024

Grant Limit

$200,000

Match Requirement

None

OLG

Outdoor Learning Grants

Funding for educational experiences for Washington public school students who are traditionally underserved in science and outdoor learning opportunities.

Eligible Organizations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

July 13, 2023

Grant Limit

$300,000

Match Requirement

None

PRA

Planning for Recreation Access

Funding to plan projects in communities that lack adequate outdoor recreation opportunities.

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

November 14, 2022

Grant Limit

$250,000

Match Requirement

None

RTP

Recreational Trails Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

October 31, 2024 Estimate

Grant Limit

$150,000

Match Requirement

20 percent

SALMON - PSAR

Salmon Recovery and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration

Funding to protect and restore salmon habitat.

Eligible Organizations

  • Individuals
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

June 27, 2022

Grant Limit

None

Match Requirement

15%

WCRRI

Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Federal Agencies
  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Private Organizations
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

June 9, 2022

Grant Limit

$2,000,000

Match Requirement

None

WWRP-Farmland

Farmland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding to conserve farmland

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • State Agencies

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,000,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

WWRP-Forestland

Forestland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Funding to preserve working forests

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • State Agencies

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$500,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

WWRP-Habitat

Habitat Conservation Projects-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,000,000

Match Requirement

50 percent

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

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,000,000

Match Requirement

Varies

YAF

Youth Athletic Facilities

Funding to buy land and develop or renovate outdoor athletic facilities

Eligible Organizations

  • Local Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Tribes

Application Due Date

May 1, 2024

Grant Limit

$1,500,000

Match Requirement

50 percent