Apply now for Youth Recreational Facilities program grants

The 2023-25 funding round closes May 26

Commerce has opened a biennial reimbursement-style funding round for Youth Recreational Facilities. These grants fund 25% of eligible capital costs up to $1.2 million for non-residential facilities that provide youth (K-12) with recreation opportunities integrated with social and/or educational services.

Ranking criteria for applications include:

  • the ability to complete the project expediently
  • the organizational capacity to run the facility effectively
  • community need
  • availability of other funding sources

Application information

The ZoomGrants application and supporting materials are available on the program webpage.

  • Applications due: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26

Virtual workshop: April 28

Join Commerce staff for a free application workshop on Zoom to answer any questions. The workshop is not mandatory. If you are unable to attend, please contact Commerce directly with questions.

ZoomGrants tips

  • For existing ZoomGrants accounts, log in and follow the instructions.
  • New users should complete the required information for a new account to create a profile.
  • Please do not use “The” as the first word in the agency name.
  • Once an agency profile is created, select the YRF Grant and the “Apply” button to start your proposal.
  • Answers are automatically saved after each response.
  • Hardcopies of applications will not be accepted.

Questions?

Email cappprograms@commerce.wa.gov or call 360-725-3075.

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