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Board Seeks Applicants

Washington State Grant
Board Seeks Applicants

by Evin Moore

Seeks ApplicantsThe Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is planning on recruiting two new members for its Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The board administers grants to improve parks, outdoor spaces, boating amenities, access to shorelines, and grants to conserve working lands, such as farms and forests.

“If you’ve hiked a backcountry trail, thrown a ball around at your neighborhood park, or simply appreciated Washington’s breathtaking natural beauty – you’ve experienced first-hand this board’s impact for everyone who lives in or visits our state,” said Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who will be selecting the new members from the pool of applicants.

Supported by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office, the board oversees nearly a dozen state and federal grant programs, awarding grants to cities, tribal governments, state agencies, and others. The board sets the policies and criteria to ensure projects meet state, local, and national priorities and approves projects for funding.

To qualify, applicants must background in and have a general knowledge of, outdoor recreation and conservation in Washington. To apply, visit the Governor’s Boards and Commissions website at governor.wa.gov. It is recommended that applicants also attach a resume and a letter of interest. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019.

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