No Child Left Inside Grant Program

No Child Left Inside Grant Program

The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world. Grants are available for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth. Funding focuses on serving youth with the greatest needs and helping them improve their overall academic performance, self-esteem, personal responsibility, community involvement, personal health, and understanding of nature.

Review the new 2023 fact sheet.

Typical Projects

  • Backpacking, camping, or hiking trips for disadvantaged youth
  • Canoeing, kayaking, or sailing camps
  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Fishing and hunting camps
  • Orienteering
  • Rock climbing adventures

Who May Apply?

  • Community-based programs in Washington
  • Formal school programs
  • Informal after school programs
  • Local agencies
  • Native American tribes
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private entities including individuals and businesses
  • Special purpose districts, such as park and recreation districts
  • Stage agencies
  • Veteran organizations

Only organizations that benefit youth in Washington State may apply.

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