Conservation Service Corps Grants

Conservation Service Corps Grants

Sources:
State Agencies
Funder Name:
Great Outdoors Colorado
Location:
Colorado
Eligible Applicants:
Local governments and Utility Districts
Land Trusts
Relevant Project Area:
Youth & Environmental Education
Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Human Health
Funding Range:
$10,000
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$100,000
Deadline:
Website:
  1. Applicants must apply for a minimum of two weeks of conservation service corps work.  One week of work consists of a minimum of 320 hours of labor (8 people for 40 hours each, for example) inclusive of one-way travel and 4-5 hours per week of on-site education activities for the crew.
  2. The project’s primary objective must consist of enhancing/restoring open space, wildlife habitat, or other ecosystem or enhancing/restoring trails or other passive recreational infrastructure including signs, fences, tent pads, etc.
  3. The project must occur on land owned or controlled by a:
  1. municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state;
  2. land trust or other private party when the land is permanently protected by a conservation easement or other permanent use restriction; or
  3. federal agency

 

Please note:  while federal agencies are not an eligible applicant, projects that occur on federally-managed land are permissible if they are to perform stewardship or restoration projects; or develop improvements for or stewardship of passive recreation, e.g. soft surface trails.  The applicant must be a local government or open space organization and they must clearly demonstrate how their community will benefit from the project—such as fire mitigation protecting local infrastructure, demonstrable impact on the local economy, etc. 

  1. The project’s primary objective must consist of enhancing/restoring open space, wildlife habitat, or other ecosystem (e.g. noxious weed removal, fire mitigation, fire recovery, flood recovery, riparian restoration) or constructing/enhancing/restoring trails or other passive recreational infrastructure including signs, fences, tent pads, etc.
  2. Projects must provide a public benefit and comply with any conservation easement, other use restriction, or government policies or procedures concerning management of the property’s resources.
  3. Applicant must demonstrate capacity to host a conservation service corps crew, and coordinate closely with the corps in advance of submitting a proposal, to ensure the project is appropriate.

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