No Child Left Inside Grant Program

Hello potential grant applicants and other interested parties! Washington State Parks and the Recreation and Conservation Office are excited to announce that the No Child Left Inside Grant Program (NCLI) will officially open for new applications on January 2, 2019.

The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide underserved youth with quality opportunities to experience the outdoors. Grant funds are available for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.



PRISM Opens for Applications

January 2, 2019

Pre-Applications Due (for technical review by RCO)

March 1, 2019

Applications Due

April 1, 2019

Evaluation Period

May-June 2019

Projects Approved for Funding

July 15, 2019

RCO Issues Project Agreements

August 1, 2019

Project Completion Date

June 15, 2021













You will want to familiarize yourself with the updated program policies along with all of the application materials.

What’s New?

  • Grant limits modified
    • Tier 1* $5,000-$25,000, Tier 2 $5,000-$75,000, Tier 3 $75,001-$150,000
    • (*Tier 1 – Only available to applicants that have never received NCLI grants)
  • Match contribution revised
    • Tier 1 - No Match Required, Tier 2 and Tier 3 - 25% Match Required
  • Evaluation criteria revised

Here are hyperlinks to the application resources you will need to prepare and submit your proposal:

Have questions? Please contact your friendly Grants Manager who is there to help you!