Barn Again


King County’s “Barn Again” program provides grants to preserve historic barns and outbuildings that reflect our agriculture heritage.  In 2016, six barns, three milk houses, one milking parlor and one chicken house located in eastern and southern rural areas have received Barn Again grants totaling more than $235,000.  The next round of grants is coming up this Spring!  If you have a barn or outbuilding that is historically associated with the working life of a farm, please consider applying!  To be eligible, buildings must be:

  • Over 40 years old
  • Located in King County
  • In need of substantial repair
  • Still convey their historic character (although they do NOT have to be designed historic landmarks)

There will be three grant workshops for information and assistance; the one in east King County will be held on March 3 in Carnation.  Applications are due by April 21. For more information, check out: