In 2024, Parks will accept applications for Youth and Amateur Sports Grants and the Healthy Parks and Communities Fund. Below is the anticipated timeline for the application process, though it is subject to change.
- December 2023: 2024 grant information is published, including application deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amounts, and technical assistance.
- January-March 2024: Grant portal opens and applications are accepted; information sessions hosted for applicants.
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Why We Invest in Youth Sports
Physical activity is vital to youth development, physical health, mental health, and social emotional learning, and is also associated with better educational outcomes. The Center for Disease Control recommends that youth get at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily to stay healthy. However, only 19% of youth in King County meet this recommendation according to the Healthy Youth Survey.
Disparities in access to physical activity and health outcomes are evident by race, place, and income. By investing in organizations and agencies serving low-income youth and youth of color King County Parks is working to increase youth access to and participation in physical activity.
Interested in collaborating on a collective impact approach toward systems change? Check out the King County Play Equity Coalition.