CM Balducci is delighted to announce that grants are now available to support sports programs and physical fitness activities serving the residents of King County Council District 6. The goal of Get Active/Stay Active Grants is to help youth, adults and seniors participate in physical activities that promote health and wellbeing. Grants are expected to range between $10,000 and $25,000, although amounts outside that range will be considered. We encourage you to complete and submit the attached application form by July 10, 2017 if you have programs or projects that are eligible. Funds will be distributed on a competitive basis.
Local government organizations and 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply.
Types of programs: Grant proceeds can be used for a wide variety of programs, but must involve amateur sports or physical fitness activities. Examples include organized team sports, fitness programs, physical activities for youth, seniors or people with disabilities and many others.
Types of expenses:
- Program implementation costs such as coaching, space rentals, etc.
- Camp and program fee scholarships
- Athletic and fitness equipment
- General operating costs, to a limited extent and only if linked to specific programs
- Capital projects are eligible
Programs must serve residents of King County District 6, which includes all of Mercer Island, Beaux Arts, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point and parts of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville and the Sammamish Valley. If you do not know whether your service area includes District 6, King County provides a district finder based on mailing address. http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx
How to Apply
By July 10, 2017, email a cover letter and a completed application form to Joe.Cunningham@kingcounty.gov.
If you have questions, please contact Joe Cunningham at the email above or by phone at 206-477-7774.
Additional information or a tour may be requested after applications have been received.
Successful applicants will complete a contract with the King County Parks and Recreation Division, which administers the funds. Funds should be available in the late Summer or Fall of 2017.
Physical activity is essential to our health and wellbeing and I am excited to see what we can do as a community to encourage people to Get Active and Stay Active!