Youth and Amateur Sports Grants Program
2019 Grant Cycle
The next cycle opens January 2, 2019. Grants will be available to support programs and capital projects that increase youth access to health-enhancing physical activities. Letters of Intent and Mini Grants are due January 31st. Grants will be accepted through our online grant portal. We strongly recommend that you review and download the Program Guidelines before proceeding with the Letter of Intent/Application process. You can also review the program summary with this brochure or the 2019 Grant Info Session presentation.
Key application dates: Letter of intent - January. Invitation to submit full application - March. Notice of award - May.
Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG) support fit and healthy communities by investing in programs and capital improvements that reduce barriers to accessing physical activity.
Goals and Priorities of YASG investments:
- Increase youth acesss to and participation in quality physical activity programs, facilities, and parks
- Priority populations include low-income youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, limited English speaking youth, youth with disabilities, and unincorporated area residents
- Improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities
The program is funded and sustained through a 1 percent car-rental tax authorized by the Legislature in 1993. Funds can only be used for programs or capital projects that increase access to health-enhancing physical activities.
Formerly called the Youth Sports Facilities Grants, King County has awarded over $15 million in grants since the program's inception in 1993, creating over 350 new or renovated youth sports facilities and programs throughout King County.
Minerva Humphrie, Grant Administrator
Click here to see 2018's grantees