Conservation Futures Grant

Conservation Futures Grant - Deadline Changes

Early this year, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners announced that the County would consider applications for land and/or conservation futures acquisition during the year through a competitive process and will distribute up to $300,000 of conservation futures tax revenue to eligible projects and organizations. Those entities include Cities, Metropolitan Park Districts, Metropolitan Municipal Corporations, Nonprofit Historic Preservation Corporations, and Nonprofit Nature Conservancy Corporations or Associations.

Kitsap County Resolution 021-2020, dated January 27,2020
Application Cover Sheet

Revised Schedule and Review Process

Based on the recent COVID-19 public health crisis and the impacts to Kitsap County operations, the schedule for the Conservation Futures Funding Competition has been revised. Please, see the revised schedule below.

April 30, 2020 – Notification of Revised Funding Process
Notifications of the funding opportunity and application period will be distributed to the community and a press release published.

April 30 – August 30, 2020 – Submission Timeline
Applications may be submitted.

August 30 – December 1, 2020 – Staff Review and Recommendation
Applications will be reviewed by Kitsap County Parks staff based on the approved criteria. Staff may request clarification of application materials and request review by outside agencies if a need for specific technical information is determined. Such review would be only advisory to staff review and recommendation. Parks staff will make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.

January 11, 2021 – Board Review and Approval
The Board will consider the application materials and recommendations of Parks Staff. The Board will select projects for funding at specific funding levels.

January 12, 2021 – Contract Negotiation
Contracts will be negotiated with successful applicants. Funding will be available after contract execution by all parties.

Deadline for Funding Expenditure

Approved funding is to be expended no later than April 30, 2022. No funding shall be made available to acquisitions after this date.