Youth Corps Grants

Youth Corps Grants

State Agencies
Funder Name:
Great Outdoors Colorado
Eligible Applicants:
Local governments and Utility Districts
Land Trusts
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Invasive Species
Employment & Workforce Development
Outreach & Community Engagement
Funding Range:

Applicants can apply for youth corps crews (ages 16-25) to complete a variety of stewardship projects including (but NOT limited to):

·         2 week project minimum

·         Trail construction and maintenance

·         Tamarisk, Russian olive, and other invasive species mitigation – chainsaw crews, including pesticide/herbicide application, are available

·         Fence installation and de-construction

·         Wildlife habitat improvement

·         Riparian restoration

·         Fire Fuels mitigation – chainsaw crews available

Youth corps crews work on a “per week” basis. One week of a youth corps crew includes 8-10 members that work at least 320 hours collectively.  They arrive on site with skilled supervision, hand tools, transportation, and camping gear.  Day crews are also available.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.