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Governor wants kids outside

 


Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week the award of nearly $1.5 million in grants to programs in 18 counties statewide aimed at getting kids outdoors.

The No Child Left Inside grants will be awarded by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The grants target at-risk youth by focusing on programs that provide outdoor education and recreation programs. In addition, nearly one-third of the 39 projects to receive funding employ veterans, a special emphasis of the program. The Legislature approved an additional $500,000 for program this biennium.

Klickitat County will receive $72,819.

The grants will provide programs for nearly 23,000 kids. This year’s grant recipients are offe...



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