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Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

2021-23 - Washington Wildlife Recreation Grants

40000019

Funds grants for a range of land protection and outdoor recreation projects, including park acquisition and development, habitat conservation and restoration, farmland and forest preservation, and construction of outdoor recreation facilities, including parks, trails, water access and campgrounds.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 100,000,000 480,000,000 580,000,000
Funds: Outdoor Recreation Account - Bonds 261,000,000
Funds: Farm and Forest Account - Bonds 58,000,000
Funds: Habitat Conservation Account - Bonds 261,000,000

2021-23 - Salmon Recovery Funding Board Programs

40000021

Funding is provided for projects that protect or restore salmon habitat, and for other salmon-recovery programs and activities across the state. This funding focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring salmon habitat statewide. These funds are also used to match federal funds and to leverage other non-state funds.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 90,000,000 400,000,000 490,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 250,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 240,000,000

2021-23 - Boating Facilities Program

40000023

Funding is provided for grants to acquire, develop and renovate boating facilities, including boat launches and ramps, transient moorage and upland boating support facilities on lakes, rivers and saltwater. This project is funded by the state gasoline tax revenue attributable to recreational boating (Chapter 79A.25 RCW).

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 14,950,000 60,000,000 74,950,000
Funds: Recreation Resources Account - State 74,950,000

2021-23 - Nonhighway Off-Road Vehicle Activities

40000025

Provides funding to develop and manage recreation opportunities for hikers, equestrians, off-road vehicles, bicyclists, hunters and other users of non-highway roads statewide. Non-highway roads are those roads not supported by state fuel taxes.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,000,000 40,000,000 50,000,000
Funds: NOVA Program Account - State 50,000,000

2021-23 - Youth Athletic Facilities

40000027

Funds grants for 45 projects that develop new, and improve or renovate existing community athletic facilities to get youth through the age of 18 to participate in outdoor athletics.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 11,227,000 45,200,000 56,427,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 56,427,000

2021-23 - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account

40000029

Funding is provided for projects involving or adjacent to state-owned aquatic lands throughout Washington. The projects funded include re-establishing the natural, self-sustaining ecological functions of the waterfront, providing or restoring public access to the water and increasing public awareness of aquatic lands.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 9,100,000 0 9,100,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 9,100,000

2021-23 - Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration

40000031

Funds the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Program for grants that specifically protect and/or restore salmon habitat in the Puget Sound Basin. In particular, a large portion of these projects protect and restore habitat necessary for Chinook salmon. The program is jointly managed by the Puget Sound Partnership and the Recreation and Conservation Office.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 50,000,000 219,800,000 269,800,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 269,800,000

2021-23 - Washington Coastal Restoration Initiative

40000033

Funding is provided for coastal restoration projects that enrich tidal habitat and forest ecosystems, reduce invasive species and promote native plant and seed production, reconnect wetlands, and improve salmon access and rearing potential on the Washington coast.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 15,000,000 60,000,000 75,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 75,000,000

2021-23 - Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

40000035

Funding is provided for 35 fish barrier removal projects that match the principles established by the Legislature in the fish passage barrier removal program. Fish barrier removal projects are prioritized by the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 38,469,000 131,200,000 169,669,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 169,669,000

2021-23 - Firearms and Archery Range

40000037

Funding is provided for grants to acquire, develop and renovate public and private (nonprofit) firearm and archery training, practice and recreational facilities. Facilities receiving grants must be open for public use on a regular basis and made available to law enforcement personnel, members of the general public possessing Washington concealed pistol licenses and those with Washington hunting licenses. This program is funded with a portion of concealed pistol license fees (Chapter 79A.25 RCW).

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 630,000 2,520,000 3,150,000
Funds: Firearms Range Account - State 3,150,000

2021-23 - Recreational Trails Program

40000039

Funding is provided for competitive grants to nonprofit organizations, local governments, state agencies, tribal governments and federal agencies to develop or maintain recreational trails and trailside or trailhead facilities. Funds are allocated annually by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Map-21 (Chapter 79A.25 RCW).

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,000,000 15,000,000 20,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 20,000,000

2021-23 - Boating Infrastructure Grants

40000041

The purpose of the federal Boating Infrastructure Grants program is to provide grants to local governments, state agencies, tribal governments, private marinas with facilities open to the general public, and nonprofit organizations for projects that support recreational boating facilities for boats 26 feet and longer. Projects include renovating guest docks, adding utilities to moorage docks, and building moorage docks and floats. Federal funds are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 2,200,000 6,600,000 8,800,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 8,800,000

2021-23 - Land and Water Conservation Fund

40000043

Funds competitive grants to state and local recreation agencies to preserve and develop access to outdoor recreation resources, including but not limited to parks, trails, wildlife areas, and other lands and facilities desirable for outdoor recreation. Federal funds are provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 20,000,000 80,000,000 100,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 100,000,000

2021-23 - Puget Sound Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program

40000045

Funding is provided for grants to protect and restore the Puget Sound nearshore ecosystem for salmon recovery. The program was created by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to support the emerging priorities of the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program and is managed cooperatively by DFW, RCO and PSP. All phases of project development from feasibility through implementation monitoring are eligible for funding. These projects support the goals set forth in the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 20,000,000 80,000,000 100,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 100,000,000

2021-23 - Community Forest Grant Program

40000047

Community forests provide many public benefits including timber and non-timber forest products, forest management and forest products manufacturing jobs, revenue to fund public services, environmental services such as clean air and water, carbon sequestration, climate resiliency and opportunities for recreation, education and cultural enrichment. Funding is provided for grants to four communities to protect and enhance their surrounding forest lands by acquiring land and developing collaborative models of community-based forest management and use.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 9,713,000 44,000,000 53,713,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 53,713,000

2021-23 - Outdoor Recreation Equity

40000049

Funding is appropriated for RCO to lead a public stakeholder process to review state grant programs and develop targeted equity strategies, informed by community engagement, outreach and research.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 400,000 0 400,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 400,000

2021-23 - Family Forest Fish Passage Program

40000050

Funding is provided for grants to assist small, family-forest landowners to continue the replacement or removal of forest road stream crossing structures, primarily culverts that are barriers to fish passage, allowing salmon, trout and other fish to access upstream habitat.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,957,000 24,000,000 29,957,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 29,957,000

Upper Quinault River Restoration Project

91000958

Additional funding is provided for restoration work on the upper Quinault River.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 641,000 1,359,000 2,000,000 0 4,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 4,000,000