Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN and must be completed online via our grant management platform.
King County Parks (KCP) has partnered with the King County Play Equity Coalition in this community centered participatory grantmaking process to design, develop, and implement this Youth Sports & Outdoor Recreation Relief Fund program to distribute federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) funding to nonprofit organizations providing programs and facilities that support youth access to physical activity. King County Parks will administer a one-time investment of $4 million to organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who serve youth furthest from play equity. CLFR funding increases requirements for eligibility, compliance, and reporting compared to KCP’s regular Youth Sports Grants program. Before applying, read our GUIDELINES to learn about eligibility, priorities, timeline, process, documentation, and reporting requirements of this federal funding.
Applications Due on May 20th at 5 p.m.
Virtual Webinar Information Sessions
- April 27th at 10:30am - Fund Overview
To join click: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/84225079325 Passcode: playequity
Or Call: (253) 215- 8782 ID: 842 2507 9325
- May 3rd at 6pm - Fund Overview
To join click: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/82375829223 Passcode: playequity
Or Call: (253) 215 – 8782 ID: 823 7582 9223
- May 4th at 2pm – Online Application Tutorial
To join: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/83174867970 Passcode: playequity
Or Call (253) 215-8782 ID: 831 7486 7970
Webinars will be recorded and posted to our website.
King County Parks has partnered with the King County Play Equity Coalition to design, develop, and implement our 2022 Youth & Amateur Sports Grant Program with federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) funding to nonprofit organizations providing programs and facilities that support youth access to physical activity.
King County Parks will administer a one-time CLFR investment of approximately $4 million across the County to nonprofit organizations serving youth most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and furthest from play equity.
This relief funding is only available to nonprofit organizations or groups fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit organization. Additional details on eligibility and process will be shared in the program guidelines.
- Increase youth access to and participation in quality physical activity programs, facilities, and parks
- Reach priority populations of low-income youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, youth with disabilities, and unincorporated area residents
- Improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in low-income communities
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.
Resources for Grantees
Visit this link for resources.