No Child Left Inside Grant Program
Washington State Recreation and Conservation OfficeSuggest an update
Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $75,000
Anticipated deadline: Nov 1, 2020
Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Indigenous Group Government Entity
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program
Location of project: Washington
Location of residency: WashingtonView website Save
The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.
Grants are available for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth. Funding focuses on serving youth with the greatest needs and helping them improve their overall academic performance, self-esteem, personal responsibility, community involvement, personal health, and understanding of nature.
- Backpacking, camping, or hiking trips for disadvantaged youth
- Canoeing, kayaking, or sailing camps
- Outdoor environmental education
- Fishing and hunting camps
- Rock climbing adventures
Grants are awarded every other year. The Legislature provides funding from general tax dollars.
There are three funding categories for this grant program
- Tier 1 Projects: $5,000-$25,000 for each project
- Tier 2 Projects: $5,000-$75,000 for each project
- Tier 3 Projects: $75,000-$150,000 for each project
There is no match requirement for Tier 1 projects.
A match of 25 percent is required for Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide matching resources to demonstrate a local commitment to the project and to make state funds available to more projects. To qualify, a match must be composed of elements that would be eligible in the No Child Left Inside program. Match may include the following:
- Appropriations and cash
- Donations of cash, materials, or the value of labor, equipment use, or services
- Applicant’s labor, equipment use, and materials
- Other grants
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Only organizations that benefit youth in Washington State may apply.
- Who May Apply?
- Community-based programs in Washington
- Formal school programs
- Informal after school programs
- Local agencies
- Native American tribes
- Nonprofit organizations
- Private entities including individuals and businesses
- Special purpose districts, such as park and recreation districts
- Veteran organizations
- Eligible Programs - Outdoor education and recreation programs including the following:
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Environmental outdoor education
- Outdoor cooking
- Rock climbing
- Ineligible Projects
- Annual community festivals, expositions, promotional or fundraising events
- Facility construction projects
- Organized team sports such as soccer, baseball, and basketball
- Teacher training programs that do not include hands-on student participation
- A full list of ineligible projects in the grant manual.
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