Colorado Outdoor Equity Fund

Colorado

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Equity

Climate Education

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Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

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Fact-

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

This bill establishes an Outdoor Equity Board within the division of Parks and Wildlife that is responsible for managing an Outdoor Equity Grant Program which is also created in this bill.  The purpose of this grant program is to increase access to Colorado’s state parks, public lands, and other outdoor areas for underserved youth and their families.


Governmental entities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, or federally recognized tribes located within Colorado that will directly utilize the funds to engage youth and their families in the outdoors through education, conservation, or recreation may apply for the grant program.


For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $730,647 is appropriated to the department of natural resources for use by the Division of Parks and Wildlife.  Funding for this grant program is through a redistribution of lottery money that is earmarked for the general fund.  Over the next four years, funding is expected at $3,000,000 annually.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

2021

Bill Status

Passed

Most Recent Yearly Funding

$730,674

Total Program 

Funding

$12,000,000

Continuing or One-time Funding

Continuing

Funding Source

General fund, through redistribution of lottery funds

Path to Enactment

Legislature

Bill Number