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Sports Funding Program

The Winter Recreation Sports Funding program provides funds for services in Washington State Sno-Parks. Funds can be used for the acquisition, development, operation, planning and maintenance of Sno-Park facilities and programs.

Funding applications for the 2024-2025 winter season will be due June 1st, 2024, project funding is subject to available funds.

All projects become part of the Winter Recreation program and must adhere to its rules, regulations and policies.

For more information on grant applications, or to have an application mailed to you, please email or call (360) 902-8684.

Eligible funding recipients

Any public agency, private group or individual.

Eligible projects

These include trail grooming services, safety education and enforcement projects in Washington state Sno-Parks.

At the upcoming summer funding meetings, the Snowmobile Advisory Committee and the Winter Recreation Advisory Committee will deliberate and recommend budget allocations for the 2024-2025 winter season. With these recommendations, Winter Recreation staff will modify the budgets of existing contracts or seek to establish new contracts to provide grooming services. To make informed decisions about how best to allocate the funding that is available, the Advisory Committees will review your funding applications and make recommendations to State Parks. To ensure that funding for your area has fair consideration and continues for next season, please complete the attached application.

The Advisory Committees will meet to review the applications and evaluate the availability of funds for each application. Applicants are not required to attend the meeting but are encouraged to as the committee may wish to ask specific questions of an applicant. Applicants will be notified of funding results at a later time.

Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee

Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee

Completing the Application

Application should be typed. If writing, please print clearly.  Answer all questions, even if the answer is no, none, or not applicable.

Make changes in red indicating any changes to the trail system from previous year's map.

Include letters of support from local users demonstrating the need for continued grooming services.

Landowner Permissions (Please see the attachments following the signature page)

When completing the 2024-2025 Funding Application, applicants must apply for the same maximum funding amount provided in the 2023-2024 contracts. Attendance is strongly recommended.

Funding Applications DO NOT automatically receive the previous year's funding.

Applications are due and must be postmarked by June 1, 2024.  Applications that arrive late or that have missing documents or signatures will not be considered.

Send original application and attachments to:

Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
Winter Recreation Program
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

Applications may be faxed or emailed to, 360-586-6603 or, to meet the deadline, but the original documents must follow in the mail.

If applying for new funding, please confirm through phone or email that your application was received.

Grooming Schedules

Grooming schedules for the 2024-2025 winter season are due November 1st, 2024.

These groups or agencies may assist with support letters or provide government input and landowner permission letters:
Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee

Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee

United States Forest Service

Contact information is also available in hard copy from the Winter Recreation Program.

A grooming contract is in place that specifies the start and end date of each season, which typically starts December 1st and end March 31st. The purpose of the ongoing funding application is to reestablish the budget for each grooming area for the coming season.

Funding applications

Please print the application for the category being applied for. Applicants may apply for more than one category of funds. Applications are for motorized and non-motorized recreation. Please also print, fill out, and attach the Land Owner Permission to the application.

Ongoing trail grooming

2023-2024 Trail Grooming-Private Application
2023-2024 Trail Grooming-Government Application
2023-2024 Trail Grooming-Non-profit Application
Land Owner Permission - Must be filled-out and attached to the application.

Ongoing Education and Enforcement

2023-2024 Education and Enforcement Application

New Projects

Due to the decrease in snowmobile registrations and snowmobile revenue, the Snowmobile Advisory Committee will NOT be accepting any New, 2nd, or 3rd year funding applications for the 2024-2025 winter season.

The 2nd and 3rd year priority 5 and priority 6 applications that were placed on hold for the 2023-2024 season will be placed on hold again for the 2024-2025 winter season.

The Non-Motorized program will be accepting priority 5 and priority 6 applications as normal.

2023-2024 Future Funding Proposal - Non-Motorized

Trail sign and map order forms

Trail map order form
Trail sign order form for non-motorized
Trail sign order form for snowmobile


Contact Us

Department Winter Recreation
Phone 360-902-8684