WSR 18-19-044
[Filed September 14, 2018, 7:03 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-16-032.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 352-80 WAC, No child left inside (aka outdoor education and recreation grant program.
Hearing Location(s): On November 15, 2018, at 9 a.m., at Auburn City Hall, Council Chambers, 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001. Actual hearing time will occur anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 15, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Steve Brand, 1111 Israel Road, Tumwater, WA, 98504, email,, by November 9, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Becki Ellison, phone 360-902-8502, fax 360-664-8112, TTY 800-833-6388, email, by October 23, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To provide for a more efficient process of evaluating applications and clarify criteria for awarding grants.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Greater likelihood of achieving the program objectives and a more efficient implementation of the no child left inside program.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 79A.05.351 Outdoor education and recreation grant program and chapter 79A.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 79A.05.351.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state parks and recreation commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Steve Brand, Tumwater, Washington, 360-902-8651.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. No new cost to program implementation.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect.
September 14, 2018
Valeria Veasley
Management Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-06-013, filed 2/21/08, effective 3/23/08)
WAC 352-80-030Eligibility.
Public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, formal school programs, informal after school programs, and community based programs within Washington state are eligible to apply for grants under this chapter. ((Programs that provide outdoor education opportunities to schools must be fully aligned with the state's essential academic learning requirements.))
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-06-013, filed 2/21/08, effective 3/23/08)
WAC 352-80-080Evaluation criteria and process.
((The following criteria are used to evaluate applications:
(1) Proposals that provide for public/private partnerships;
(2) Proposals that provide for innovative ways to increase the availability and use of outdoor recreation facilities;
(3) Proposals which show consideration for the economics of installation or implementation to provide greatest cost benefit ratio, for example, where private parties contribute more than the minimum amount;
(4) Proposals which contribute to the statewide network of facilities or programs;
(5) Proposals which demonstrate their compatibility with the legislative intent of RCW 79A.05.351;
(6) Programs that contribute to the reduction of academic failure and drop out rates;
(7) Programs that make use of research-based, effective environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based educational curriculum;
(8) Proposals which encourage sound environmental practices through changing education or recreational behavior;
(9) Proposals which target geographic areas as defined in RCW 79A.05.351;
(10) Proposals which encourage community involvement;
(11) Proposals which demonstrate innovative approaches to education or information;
(12) Programs that will commit matching and in-kind resources;
(13) Proposals that contribute to healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation and sound nutrition;
(14) Proposals that use state park and other natural resource venues and personnel as a resource;
(15) Proposals that maximize the number of participants that can be served;
(16) Proposals that provide an opportunity to experience the out-of-doors directly and understand nature and the natural world; and
(17) Proposals that include ongoing program evaluation, assessment and reporting of their effectiveness.))(1) The director shall adopt a competitive evaluation process to guide the allocation of grant funds.
(2) The director shall set priorities and develop criteria for awarding grants considering the following:
(a) Be developed, to a reasonable extent, through the participation of a grant program advisory committee;
(b) Be published in the grant program manual;
(c) Be designed for use by an advisory committee selected for this purpose;
(d) Be in accord with RCW 79A.05.351 and all other applicable statutes and federal laws and rules.