Conservation Futures (CFT)
Apply for Conservation Futures funding to add parks and open spaces to your community
The 2022 application period for 2023 Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) funding opens on January 3, 2022. Applications are due on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
CFT grants are used for land acquisition, to buy or conserve parks and open spaces used for low-impact passive recreation such as urban greenspaces, natural areas, forests, community gardens, farms, and trails. In communities that have historically been under-served with open space investments, CFT funding may be able to cover 100% of the acquisition costs for some projects. Please visit the Match waiver page for details.
Application Materials: please review both documents.
- CFT Application for 2022 (application will automatically save as a Microsoft Word document in your Downloads folder)
- CFT Application Guidance (Please note updated address: Ingrid Lundin, 201 South Jackson St, Suite 5600, Seattle, WA 98104. If dropping off your materials in person, you should be able to contact security using a buzzer at the 2nd Avenue side of the 2nd & Jackson entrance. They should let you leave your applications at the front desk for us. King Street Center directions & map are linked here. If you have any issues or questions, please call 206-263-0205.)
Additional Reference Material:
- Schedule for 2022
- Conservation Futures Program Manual
- Application Evaluation Criteria
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Match Waiver information
- Conservation Futures Flyer
Supporting Applicants Through the Conservation Futures Application Process
The following offerings are optional, to help support applicants in the application process. It is recommended that first-time applicants both attend a workshop and make a technical assistance appointment.
Attend a Conservation Futures Application Workshop to learn how Conservation Futures funding can help buy parks and open spaces for your community. The same material is covered in each workshop, and attendance is not required. You can access the workshop handout here.
Workshop #1: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Teleconference held by Zoom. Please click here to register for the workshop.
Workshop #2: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Teleconference held by Zoom. Please click here to register for the workshop.
If you can’t join one of these sessions, you can view a recording of an applicant workshop, and please refer to the workshop handout.
Technical Assistance Sessions
All applicants are welcome to sign up for technical assistance sessions on their projects. We particularly encourage first time applicants and applicants seeking a match waiver to schedule a session. Please email Ingrid Lundin to sign up for a technical assistance session.
Email Ingrid Lundin with requests for interpretation and translation.
Spanish Translation: El DNRP del Condado de King está recibiendo solicitudes de fondos del impuesto para conservación futura (CFT) del Condado de King, con fecha límite el 8 de marzo de 2022. El dinero para conservación futura puede usarse para financiar la compra de terrenos con espacios abiertos que se usen para actividades recreativas de bajo impacto, como áreas naturales, espacios verdes urbanos, parques pasivos, senderos regionales, granjas y bosques. Consulte nuestro sitio de internet en www.kingcounty.gov/CFTapplication.
Somali Translation: Gobolka King DNRP wuxuu raadinayaa codsashooyinka loogu talogalay Canshuuraha Wada hadalka Mustaqbalka ee lacagaha maal-gelinta ee Gobolka King (CFT), midaas oo la iska rabo Maarso 8, 2022. Lacagaha doolarka ee wada hadalka mustaqbalka ah waxaa lagu maal-gelin doonaa iibsashada lagu iibsado dhulka meesha furan ee loo isticmaalo hawlaha madadaalada leh saameynta hooseysa ee aan-wanaagsanayn, ay kamid tahay meelaha dabiiciga ah, meelaha cagaarka ah ee magaalooyika, beeraha aan wanaagsanayn, waddooyinka goboleed, beeraha, iyo duurka. Fadlan fiiri boggeena internetka ah www.kingcounty.gov/CFTapplication.
Please email the Conservation Futures Coordinator, Ingrid Lundin.