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Conservation Futures Program 2021 Grant Round

By Snohomish County Government | Press Release

EVERETT, Wash., January 4, 2021—The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (CFPAB) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted from Monday, January 11, 2021 to Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for potential funding assistance from the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program.

The CFPAB anticipates application review at the March 2021 board meeting and recommendation to the Snohomish County Council in May 2021. Successful program funding is available on a reimbursement basis. It is anticipated that a maximum amount of $2 million to $3 million dollars may be available during this grant round for distribution to eligible organizations/jurisdictions per Snohomish County Code Section 4.14.

Allocation Policies

  • Snohomish County will allocate Conservation Futures Program funds on a competitive basis through an application and evaluative project selection basis.
  • Conservation Futures Program resources are allocated on a county-wide basis to assure that the most highly rated projects receive funding.
  • Matching funds are encouraged.
  • Projects may be funded at a level below the amount requested by the project sponsor, as recommended by the CFPAB and forwarded through the County Executive to the Snohomish County Council for review and final consideration for funding approval.

Application Submission and Due Date

Grant applications and accompanying attachments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 26th, 2021. Submissions received after this time will not be accepted. Final grant applications shall be submitted by mail, or electronically, using information provided on the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board webpage. No hand delivered submissions will be accepted! If submitting by mail, the submittal must be received by the submission deadline. Submittals shall consist of eight double sided copies of the application along with one digital copy (.pdf).

**PLEASE NOTE** Due to COVID19, the board meeting and grant presentations are expected to be held via Zoom. Applicants will be notified prior to the scheduled meeting of the login time and link.

About Snohomish County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

The Snohomish County Parks system is incredibly diverse and boasts almost 12,000 acres of parks and open space; over 121 park properties; 100s of miles of trails and access to fresh and saltwater shorelines. Major regional park assets such as the Evergreen State Fair Park, Kayak Point County Park, Lord Hill Regional Park and the Centennial and Interurban Trail systems host local, regional and national events that draw over 5 million visitors each year to Snohomish County.

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