Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board

Notifications

The summer meeting of the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board has been scheduled for June 29, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held as a virtual Zoom meeting. The board will hear grant application presentations, review grant applications and make a funding recommendation to the Snohomish County Council. See below for more details.

Invitation to Apply

EVERETT, Wash., May 2 2022—The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (CFPAB) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted from Monday, May 2, 2022, to Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm for potential funding assistance from the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program. The CFPAB anticipates application review at the June 2022 board meeting and recommendation to the Snohomish County Council in July 2022. Successful program funding will be available on a reimbursement basis to eligible organizations or jurisdictions per Snohomish County Code Section 4.14.


Letter of Intent

Do you have a project that is not quite ready for application by this timeline? Please tell us what you are planning in the next year. Please fill out the linked Letter of Intent for board consideration and send it to Dave McConnell by mail, attention David McConnell, or electronically to david.mcconnell@snoco.org. The template can be found below with the grant application package.

Program Requirements 

Please note the following requirements for the SCCFP grant process:

  • A Preliminary Title Report is required with all applications, for each property proposed to be acquired.
  • Applicants may be determined ineligible for application for SCCFP funding if they are determined to be out of compliance with prior SCCFP projects (see Allocation Policies).
  • Funding for awarded projects will be provided on a reimbursable basis only, following project completion, and will be limited to the amount allocated by County Council, or that percentage of the total project cost, as indicated in the original grant application for Conservation Futures funding, whichever is less.  Documentation of match and total project costs will be required.  Exceptions to the requirement that funding is only provided as a reimbursement may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.  If this is an anticipated need, applicants should check with staff prior to applying.
  • A Boundary Line Survey will be required for all successful acquisitions and must be submitted as part of project close out.

Allocation Policies

  • Snohomish County will allocate Conservation Futures Program funds on a competitive basis through an application and evaluative project selection process.
  • Matching funds are encouraged but not required.
  • Funding to successful awardees is provided only on a reimbursable basis once the project is complete. Extensions to this policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants should check with staff prior to applying.
  • Projects may be funded at a level below the amount requested by the project sponsor, as recommended by the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (the "CFPAB) and forwarded through the Snohomish County Executive to the Snohomish County Council for review and final consideration for funding approval.
  • Prior grant recipients that have been determined to be out of compliance with project Agreements shall not be eligible to apply for additional funding until the compliance issue(s) have been corrected to the satisfaction of Snohomish County.

About the Board

The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program was started in 1988 as a way to distribute Conservation Futures Property Tax Funds as authorized by RCW 84.34.230. The purpose of this funding is to acquire interests, or rights, in real property for the preservation of open space, farm and agricultural land, and timber land per SCC 4.14.010. These resources are available through the County’s authority to levy up to six and one-quarter cents per thousand dollars on all taxable property within the County for the purpose of acquiring open space.


The Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (CFPAB) makes recommendations to the Snohomish County Council for projects to be funded as part of the Conservation Futures Program, and develop strategic, long-range plans for the program. Recommendations from the CFPAB are forwarded to the Snohomish County Executive for transmittal to the County Council for final action. The CFPAB consists of the County Executive (or designee); two members of County Council; one elected official selected by all cities and towns whose population base, independently, is 10,000 or greater, one elected official selected by all cities and towns whose population base, independently, is less than 10,000, and two members representing citizens of Snohomish County. Board members serve four-year terms.


Since 1988 over $80 million dollars has been expended to acquire land or easements throughout the county by Snohomish County, cities and towns and eligible non-profit organizations, as allowed by state law.

Application Submission and Due Date

Grant applications and accompanying attachments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Submissions received after the 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, due date will not be accepted.  Final grant applications shall be submitted by mail, attention David McConnell, or electronically to david.mcconnell@snoco.org. If submitting by mail, the submittal must arrive by the submission deadline. Mailed submittals shall consist of eight double sided color copies of the application, and all attachments, along with one digital copy (.pdf). No hand-delivered submissions will be accepted.  Detailed instructions for completing the application and an editable (.docx) version of this document are available on the Conservation Futures program webpage


**PLEASE NOTE** Due to COVID19, the board meeting and grant presentations may be held via Zoom, or may be held in person. Applicants will be notified prior to the scheduled meeting of the meeting method.

Grant Application Package

The grant application package can be downloaded here:

  1. 2022 Grant Application Package, Round 1 05-02-2022 (DOCX)

The letter of intent template can be downloaded here:

  1. 2022 Letter of Intent Template, Round 1 05-02-2022 DOCX)

Members

2022 Conservation Futures Board Matrix (PDF) - Updated 05/02/2022.

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are held in early spring and summer of each year and special meetings are scheduled as needed. The meeting location will be advertised in advance of each meeting. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.


The next regular meeting of the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board is scheduled on Wednesday June 29, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be held as a Zoom meeting.


Date:                          Wednesday June 29, 2022.

Log-In Time:             4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Time:           5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. approximately.

Place:                         Zoom meeting.

Topics:                       Regular business meeting. Agenda items may include:

                                    Call to Order

                                    Introduction of Board Members

                                    Approval of Minutes

                                    Public Comment

                                    Administrative Items

                                    Status of Current Projects

                                    Program Fund Balance Report

                                    2022 Grant Round Presentations, Application Scoring

                                    Board Deliberations & Funding Recommendation to County Council

                                    Schedule Next Board Meeting

                                    Comments From The Board

                                    Adjourn


Public Participation:  

If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact David McConnell at 425-388-6627 or by email at david.mcconnell@snoco.org.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and Minutes
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
06/29/2022 Regular Meeitng 06/29/2022 Agenda Pending (PDF) 06/29/2022 Draft Minutes Pending (PDF)
04/20/2022 Regular Meeting 04/20/2022 Agenda (PDF) 04/15/2022 Minutes Pending (PDF)
09/15/2021 Regular Meeting 09/15/2021 Agenda (PDF) 09/15/2021 Minutes (PDF)
03/24/2021 Regular Meeting 03/24/2021 Agenda (PDF) 03/24/2021 Minutes (PDF)
12/01/2020 Special Meeting 12/01/2020 Agenda (PDF) 12/01/2020 Minutes (PDF)
6/25/2020 Regular Meeting 6/25/2020 Agenda (PDF) 6/25/2020 Minutes (PDF)
2/25/2020 Regular Meeting 2/25/2020 Agenda (PDF) 2/25/2020 Minutes (PDF)
6/5/2019 Regular Meeting 06/05/2019 Agenda (PDF) 06/06/2019 Minutes (PDF)
1/30/2019 Regular Meeting 01/30/2019 Agenda (PDF) 01/30/2019 Minutes  (PDF)
6/25/2018 Regular Meeting 6/25/2018 Agenda (PDF)
6/25/2018 Minutes (PDF)
3/21/2018 Regular Meeting 3/21/2018 - Agenda (PDF)
03/21/2018 Minutes (PDF)
4/5/2017 Reg-Meeting Continuation 4/5/2017 Agenda (PDF)
4/5/2017 Minutes (PDF)
3/30/2017 Regular Meeting 3/30/2017 Agenda (PDF)
3/30/2017 See 4/5/2017
12/20/2016 Special Meeting 12/20/2016 Agenda (PDF)
12/20/2016 Minutes (PDF)
8/30/2016 Special Meeting 8/30/2016 Agenda (PDF) - Location Changed! 8/30/2016 Minutes (PDF)
8/11/2016 Special Meeting/Celebration 8/11/2016 Agenda (PDF)
8/11/2016 Minutes (PDF)
1/27/2016 Regular Meeting 1/27/2016 Agenda (PDF)
1/27/2016-Meeting Postponed (PDF)
6/2/2015 Regular Meeting 6/2/2015 Agenda (PDF)
6/2/2015 Minutes (PDF)
1/28/2015 Regular Meeting 1/28/2015 Agenda (PDF)
1/28/2015 Minutes (PDF)
11/07/2014 Special Meeting 11/07/2014 Agenda (PDF)
11/07/2014 Minutes (PDF)
4/29/2014 Regular Meeting 4/29/2014 Agenda (PDF)
4/29/2014 Minutes (PDF)
1/30/2014 Regular Meeting 1/30/2014 Agenda (PDF)
1/30/2014 Minutes (PDF)
8/23/2013 Special Meeting 8/23/2013 Agenda (PDF)
8/23/2013 Minutes (PDF)
8/21/2013 Special Meeting 8/21/2013 Agenda (PDF)
8/21/2013 Minutes (PDF)
8/20/2013 Special Meeting 8/20/2013 Agenda (PDF)
8/20/2013 Minutes (PDF)
5/1/2013 Regular Meeting 5/1/2013 Agenda (PDF)
5/1/2013 Minutes (PDF)
4/2/2013 Special Meeting 4/2/2013 Agenda (PDF)
4/2/2013 Minutes (PDF)
1/15/2013 Regular Meeting 1/15/2013 Agenda (PDF)
1/15/2013 Minutes (PDF)
09/26/2012 Special Meeting 09/26/2012 Agenda 09/26/2012 Minutes (PDF)
05/22/2012 Regular Meeting 05/22/2012 Agenda (PDF)
05/22/2012 Minutes (PDF)
05/09/2011 Regular Meeting 05/09/2011 Agenda (PDF)
05/09/2011 Minutes (PDF)
07/23/2010 Regular Meeting 07/23/2010 Agenda 07/23/2010 Minutes (PDF)