King County Conservation Futures acquisition grants can help governmental agencies and qualified conservation nonprofits buy or preserve open spaces and parks for passive recreation.
Grants may help purchase or conserve urban greenspaces, natural areas, forests, community gardens, farms, and trails—including stormwater parks or parks near affordable housing.
King County has announced important policy updates: the required project match has been reduced to 25% of total project costs for future awards. Opportunity area projects may qualify for a match waiver. Initial site stabilization costs related to public safety or resource protection are now an eligible cost, such as structure demolition, signage, or fencing.
The next Conservation Futures grant round opens November 6 and applications are due February 12, 2024. Visit the Conservation Futures application page for key information and to sign up for workshops. Contact Ingrid.Lundin@kingcounty.gov with questions.