Sports Funding Program

The Winter Recreation Program is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 winter season, projects will be funded subject to available funds. 

The Winter Recreation Sports Funding Program provides funds for services in the Washington State Sno-Park system. Funds can be used for winter recreational purposes, including the acquisition, development, operation, planning and maintenance of facilities and programs.

All projects become part of the Winter Recreation Program and must adhere to its rules, regulations and policies.

For more information on grant applications, please e-mail or call (360) 902-8684.

Eligible funding recipients

  • Any public agency
  • Any private group or individual
Eligible projects

2017-2018 ongoing projects and new applications will be considered for funding. These include trail grooming services, safety education and enforcement projects in the Washington state Sno-Park system.

At the upcoming summer funding meetings, the Snowmobile Advisory Committee and the Winter Recreation Advisory Committee will deliberate and recommend budget allocations for the 2017-2018 winter season.  With these recommendations, Winter Recreation staff will modify the budgets of existing contracts, or seek to establish new contracts to provide grooming services.  To make informed decisions about how best to allocate the funding that is available, the Advisory Committees will review your funding applications and make recommendations to State Parks.  To ensure that funding for your area has fair consideration and continues for next season, please complete the attached application.

Completed applications are to be mailed to the Winter Recreation Program and postmarked no later than June 1, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. State Parks is not responsible for ensuring your application is received by the due date. Applications missing required signatures and/or attachments may be deemed incomplete, and may not be considered for funding.

For a hard copy of the application and accompanying documents, please contact (360) 902-8684 or email.
 
The Advisory Committees will meet to review the applications and evaluate the availability of funds for each application. They may wish to ask specific questions of an applicant during this meeting; however, no verbal presentations will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of funding results at a later time.


Snowmobile Advisory Committee Meeting
Fair Bridge Inn
1507 North First Street, Yakima, WA  98901        
July 21 – 22, 2017


Winter Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
Fair Bridge Inn
1507 North First Street, Yakima, WA  98901        
July 28 – 29, 2017


Groomer Meeting
Fair Bridge Inn
1507 North First Street, Yakima, WA  98901        
July 21, 2017


When completing the 2017-2018 Trail Grooming Application, applicants must apply for the same maximum funding amount provided in the 2016-2017 contracts. 

Attendance is strongly recommended.

Trail Grooming Applications DO NOT automatically receive the previous year's funding.
 
DUE DATE

POSTMARKED by June 1, 2017 Funding request and required signatures/documents must be mailed to State Parks Winter Recreation Program. Late applications will not be considered. Send original application and its attachments to:

Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
Winter Recreation Program
1111 Israel Road SW
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

*Applications may be faxed, (360) 586-6603, to meet the deadline, but the original documents must follow in the mail. 


COMPLETING THE APPLICATION


  • Application should be typed. If writing, please print clearly.
  • Answer all questions completely even if the answer is no, none or not applicable. 
  • Please make changes in red indicating any changes to the trail system from previous year’s map.
  • Letters of support from local users demonstrating the need for continued grooming services. 
  • Landowner Permissions (Please see the attachments following the signature page.) 

DUE OCTOBER 16, 2017

  • Grooming Schedules for the 2017-2018 winter season.  
Please note:  
Winter Recreation Program staff is not responsible for collecting missing signatures or documents.  Staff is available to assist upon request.  



FOR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THE APPLICATION


These groups are familiar with the application process: Click links to reach their email or to go to the page.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Winter Recreation Program
Jason Goldstein (360) 902-8662
A.J. Parlan        (360) 902-8663

Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee

Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee

These groups or agencies may assist with support letters or provide government input and landowner permission letters:

Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee 

Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee

United States Forest Service



Contact information is also available in hard copy from the Winter Recreation Program.


COMMENCEMENT DATE FOR WORK DESCRIBED IN THE APPLICATION

A grooming contract is in place that specifies the start and end date of each season, which typically start December 1 and end March 31.  The purpose of the ongoing funding application is to reestablish the budget for each grooming area for the coming season.  


Funding applications

Please print the application for the category being applied for. Applicants may apply for more than one category of funds. Applications are for motorized and non-motorized recreation. Please also print, fill out, and attach the Land Owner Permission to the application.

Ongoing trail grooming


2017-2018 Trail Grooming-Private Application
2017-2018 Trail Grooming-Government Application
2017-2018 Trail Grooming-Non-profit Application
Land Owner Permission - Must be filled-out and attached to the application.

Ongoing education and enforcement

2017-2018 Education and Enforcement Application


New projects

For 2017-2018, new applications for funding will be accepted. Please complete the grant application for new funding proposals.
For second and third year Priority 5 or 6 applications still under review, please use the Ongoing trail grooming or Education and Enforcement applications found above.  Only requests not previously funded should use the form below.

2017-2018 Future Funding Proposal - Snowmobile
2017-2018 Future Funding Proposal - Non-Motorized


Trail sign and map order forms.

Trail map order form.doc    
Trail sign order form for non-motorized.doc    
Trail sign order form for snowmobile.doc