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Youth & Amateur Sports Grants

Young soccer players celebrate together

Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG) supports fit and healthy communities by investing in programs and capital facility projects that increase access to sports, play, and outdoor recreation. 

  • $3.5 million in available funding in 2024
  • Awards up to $250,000 for construction; $100,000 for programs
  • Annual application (Applications accepted Jan 3, 2024 through March 4, 2024 at 8 p.m.)

    Eligible Applicants

    • City or Town
    • Nonprofit organization
    • Tribal organization
    • Fiscally-sponsored organization
    • Public School Districts
    • Park Districts
    • Public Agencies

    Eligible Project Types

    • Construction
    • Programs      

    View the full lists of funded projects (Select the YASG tab)

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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.