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Healthy Communities and Parks Fund

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About This Grant Program

The Healthy Communities & Parks Fund (HCPF), part of the Targeted Equity Grant Program, supports projects that increase access to recreation and use of parks, open spaces, and recreational facilities in underserved areas and communities. This grant program intends to reduce health disparities in various underserved communities and invest in their capacities to meet the unique needs of their residents.

  • $10 million in total funding 2020-2025
  • $1.5 million in available funding in 2024
  • Awards up to $250,000
  • Annual application (Applications accepted Jan 3, 2024 through March 4, 2024 at 8 p.m.)

HCPF Tier 1

  • Awards up to $15,000

HCPF Tier 2

  • Awards between $15,000 and $250,000

Eligible Applicants

  • City or Town
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Tribal organization
  • Fiscally-sponsored organization

Eligible Project Types

  • Acquisition
  • Feasibility Study
  • Planning and Design
  • Construction
  • Programs
  • Community Capacity Building

Examples of Funded Projects

  • Improving access to Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands by extending open hours, installing ADA trails, adding site amenities that include signage and expanded u-pick gardens, and enhancing site stewardship
  • Renovating and improving the popular areas bordering the playfields of Garfield Park with historic and culturally relevant public art installations, site furnishings, a loop path, ADA ramps, inclusive play equipment, safety upgrades, and a new restroom facility
  • Connecting the Latino/Latina/Latinx immigrant community in South King County with culturally relevant, multilingual parks, recreation, and outdoor opportunities through youth soccer programs, summer camps, and parent advocacy

View the full lists of funded projects (Select the Healthy Communities and Parks Fund tabs)