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Did you know that King County has a variety of funding opportunities for organizations throughout the County?

Van donation program

Every year, the King County Council allocates retired passenger vans to nonprofit organizations and local government. These vans are used to transport young people, people with disabilities, seniors, and low-income people. To inquire about this program, email Bayley Burgess (bayley.burgess@kingcounty.gov) in Councilmember McDermott’s office.

Get Active, Stay Active Grant

If you’re an organization that provides youth and amateur sports and fitness programing, consider applying for the Get Active, Stay Active grant. This grant is two years and for nonprofit organizations and local governments. These funds are for programming costs, scholarship and activity fees, equipment, or capital projects. To apply for the current cycle of funding, email Grant Lahmann (grant.lahmann@kingcounty.gov)
in Councilmember McDermott’s office.

Flood Reduction Grants

The King County Flood District provides four grants to address countywide flood issues. These grants are for medium and small flood reduction projects across the county, as well as for projects to address flood issues associated with urban streams, coastal erosion/coastal flooding, and culvert placement/fish passage restoration. Find more information about these programs on the Flood District website.

Community Service Area Grants

Community Engagement Grants provide funding for projects that help residents feel connected to their communities. This grant is available to residents of unincorporated King County, including North Highline, Vashon and Maury Island. These grants are awarded annually through the King County Department of Local Services (DLS), which serves unincorporated areas of the County. More information can be found on the DLS website.

WaterWorks Grants

There are two grant programs administered by the County for projects that improve water quality in the service area for the regional wastewater system. Eligible applicants, such as non-profits, schools and education institutions, and local governments can apply directly through Wastewater Treatment Division or through the King County Council’s allocated funding. To inquire about this program, email Grant Lahmann (grant.lahmann@kingcounty.gov)
in Councilmember McDermott’s office.

Best Starts for Kids

Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is King County’s commitment to ensure that all kids can thrive in communities filled with opportunity. BSK provides resources for efforts that focus on promoting opportunities for kids from the prenatal stage through age 24, including early learning, health and wellness, and transition to adulthood. Funds are distributed through requests for proposals (RFPs) by community programs and organizations. Learn more and look for current funding opportunities on the BSK website.

4Culture

4Culture provides numerous grant projects for cultural support in King County with rolling deadlines throughout the year. Visit 4Culture’s website to see what may be a fit for you.

Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services

Funds available through the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services levy (VSHSL) provide resources to promote healthy living, financial stability, social engagement, housing stability, service system access, and other efforts for veterans, seniors, and resilient communities. Funds are distributed through requests for proposals (RFPs) by community programs and organizations. Learn more and look for current funding opportunities on the VSHSL website.