Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board
Invitation to Apply
The Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board (CFPAB) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted from April 30, 2018 to June 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for potential funding assistance from the Snohomish County Conservation Futures Program. The CFPAB anticipates application review at the June 25, 2018 board meeting and recommendation to the Snohomish County Council in July 2018. Program funding is available on a reimbursement basis. It is anticipated that approximately $1.9 million dollars will be available during this grant round for distribution to eligible organizations/jurisdictions per Snohomish County Code Section 4.14.
- Snohomish County will allocate Conservation Futures Program funds on a competitive basis through an application and evaluative project selection process.
- Conservation Futures Program resources are allocated on a county-wide basis to assure that the most highly rated projects receive funding.
- Matching funds are encouraged.
- Projects may be funded at a level below the amount requested by the project sponsor, as recommended by the CFPAB and forwarded through the County Executive to the Snohomish County Council for review and final consideration for funding approval.
Application Submission & Due Date
Grant applications and accompanying attachments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. June 8, 2018. Submissions received after this time will not be accepted. Final grant applications can be submitted by mail, or via hand delivery, using information provided in the application package. If submitting by mail, the submittal must be postmarked by the submission deadline. Submittals shall consist of eight double sided copies of the application along with one digital copy (.pdf). Detailed instructions for completing the application are found within this package. An editable (.docx) version of this document is below.
Grant Application Package
The grant application package can be downloaded here:
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.
Contact David McConnell at 425-388-6627 for more information.
Regular meetings are held in early spring and late summer of each year and special meetings are scheduled as needed.
The next meeting of the Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board is tentatively scheduled for June 25th. The meeting will be held at McCollum County Park. Further details to follow soon.
If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact David McConnell at 425-388-6627.