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Applications are due Wednesday, March 6, 2019, for King County Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) funds. (Note: Spanish and Somali translations are available below).

King County anticipates having more than $40 million in funding to award to projects in 2019, due to the availability of bond-backed funds in addition to annual collections. Applications will be reviewed by the King County Conservation Futures Committee including field trips to each site in March & April. The Committee will make funding recommendations to the King County Executive and Council by July 1, and funding awards will be made by King County Council in the fall. 

Conservation futures dollars can fund the purchase of open space lands such as natural areas, urban green spaces, passive parks, regional trails, farms, and forests. CFT project sites can be used for low-impact passive recreational activities, including hiking, walking, open play, riding bikes or horses on dispersed trails, picnicking, and gardening. CFT awards can be made to governmental agencies and qualified nature conservancy or historic preservation non-profits (non-governmental groups or individuals may apply but have to work in partnership with a governmental agency or nonprofit to carry out a project). Refer to the “Program Manual” for guidance.

Typically, CFT requires a dollar in match for each dollar of CFT awarded. This year, open space acquisition projects in the most underserved areas of the county referred to as ‘equity areas’ or ‘opportunity areas’ may seek a match waiver (a match waiver means that CFT could pay 100% of eligible acquisition project costs). Applicants need to demonstrate engagement and collaboration with the community, and submit two letters of support. Applicants seeking a match waiver must contact the CFT coordinator to discuss eligibility and receive a data report on the property.

Please review the following documents.

There are three optional workshops for applicants and interested parties.

  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 (1-3 p.m.), Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 98040. 
  • Saturday, January 26th, 2019 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.), Living Well Kent/Alliance Building, 515 W Harrison Street, Suite 208, Kent, 98032 – please arrive on time, building access is limited. (Spanish & Somali interpretation)
  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 (6-8 p.m.), South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, 98108 – North Social Room (Spanish & Somali interpretation)

If you cannot attend any of the workshops, please look through the Workshop PowerPoint Presentation for more information. 

For more information, contact Ingrid Lundin, Conservation Futures Coordinator.

Translation

Translated versions are available. Please contact Ingrid Lundin if you need translation into other languages.

En español: Conservación futura (CFT) del Condado de King

El DNRP del Condado de King está recibiendo solicitudes de fondos del impuesto para conservación futura (CFT) del Condado de King. El Condado de King prevé contar con más de $40 millones en fondos para asignar a proyectos, gracias a la disponibilidad de fondos respaldados por bonos, adicionales a la recaudación anual. Los fondos se asignarán a fines de 2019. El dinero para conservación futura puede usarse para financiar la compra de terrenos con espacios abiertos tales como áreas naturales, espacios verdes urbanos, parques pasivos, senderos regionales, granjas y bosques. Los sitios para proyectos del CFT pueden usarse para actividades recreativas pasivas de bajo impacto, como senderismo, caminata, juegos al aire libre, montar en bicicleta o a caballo en senderos dispersos, días de campo, y jardinería.

La fecha límite para la entrega de solicitudes es el miércoles 6 de marzo de 2019

Organizaremos tres talleres opcionales para solicitantes y personas interesadas:

  • Miércoles 23 de enero de 2019 (1-3 p.m.), Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040.
  • Sábado 26 de enero de 2019 (10 a.m.- 12 p.m.), Living Well Kent/Alliance Building, 515 W Harrison Street, Suite 208, Kent, 98032 (habrá interpretación al español y somalí)
  • Miércoles 30 de enero de 2019 (6-8 p.m.), South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 – Salón North Social (habrá interpretación al español y somalí)
  • Presentación del taller

Somali Language: Wada Hadalka Mustaqbalka ah ee Gobolka King (CFT)

Gobolka King DNRP wuxuu raadinayaa codsashooyinka loogu talogalay Canshuuraha Wada hadalka Mustaqbalka ee lacagaha maal-gelinta ee Gobolka King (CFT). Gobolka King wuxuu filanayaa in uu lahaado wax ka baddan $40 milyan ee ku saabsan maal-gelinta lagu bixinayo mashruucyada, midaas oo ay sabab u tahay helitaanka lacagaha maal-gelinta xirmada rahaamaadka ah marka lagu daro aruurinta lacagta sannadlaha ah. Lacagaha maal-gelinta waxaa la bixin doonaa dhammaadka 2019. Lacagaha doolarka ee wada hadalka mustaqbalka ah waxaa lagu maal-gelin doonaa iibsashada lagu iibsado dhulka meesha furan sida meelaha dabiiciga ah, meelaha cagaarka ah ee magaalooyinka, beeraha aan wanaagsanayn, waddooyinka goboleed, beeraha, iyo duurka. Goobaha mashruuca ee CFT waxaa loo isticmaali karaa hawlaha madadaalada saameynta aan ficnayn ee-hooseysa, ay kamid tahay in buuraha la fuulo, socodka, ciyaar furan, in lagu raaco baaskiil ama fardo waddooyinka kala gedisan, banaanka in jimicsi ama socod loo aado, iyo shaqo beereed.

Codsashooyinka waa kuwo la iska rabo Arbacada, Maarso 6da, 2019.

Waxaynu qabban doonaa seddex shaqo tababareed ee doorashada ah iyo qaybaha daneeya:

  • Arbacada, Janaayo 23da, 2019 (1-3 p.m.), Jasiirada Mercer ee Bulshada iyo Xarunta Dhacdada, 8236 SE 24ka Waddada, Jasiirada Mercer, WA 98040.
  • Sabtida, Janaayo 26ka, 2019 (10 a.m -12 p.m.), Living Well Kent/Alliance Building, 515 W Harrison Street, Suite 208, Kent, 98032 (Waxaa la bixinayaa turjubaano luuqada Soomaaliga iyo Isbaanishka ah)
  • Arbaco, Janaayo 30ka, 2019 (6-8 p.m.), Xarunta Bulshada ee South Park, 8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 – Qolka Bulshada ee Waqooyi (North Social Room) (Waxaa la bixinayaa turjubaano luuqada Soomaaliga iyo Isbaanishka ah)
  • Soo bandhigid