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2022 Youth Sports & Outdoor Recreation Relief Fund

Applications have closed. We anticipate notification of funding decisions in late August.

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. Read our GUIDELINES to learn about eligibility, priorities, timeline, process, documentation, and reporting requirements of this federal funding. 

Program Overview Info Session Webinar Deck

Questions & Answers

Program Overview Webinar

Online Application Tutorial

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.



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If you have questions about the grant program, please contact Minerva Humphrie.