Colorado Outdoor Equity Fund
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Outdoor Learning in Schools
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.
Most Recent Yearly Funding
Continuing or One-time Funding
General fund, through redistribution of lottery funds
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