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Grant Opportunities
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2017 Conference Dates:

May 10th-12th, 2017
Beaver Run Resort​​ 
Breckenridge, CO​​​​​

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Exclusive for Partners in the Outdoors Conference Attendees

Conference Grants are presented by​


Colorado Parks and Recreation Association and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, with the support of our Partners in the Outdoors, provide an opportunity for promoting strong initiatives that link a coalition of organizations, agencies, schools, businesses and communities. 

The Partn​​​ers in the Outdoors Grants are distributed by Colorado Parks and Recreation Association. All partner organizations who attended the 4th Annual Partners in the Outdoors Conference May 11th-12th, 2017​​ are eligible​ to apply.​

These funding opportunities are a unique element to the Partners Conference and are designated solely for those in attendance. We are here to support what you do every day!​


Eligibility Requirements: 
• Must have attended the Partners in the Outdoors Conference
• Have matching funds (dollar for dollar)
• Must be a collaborative effort, including multiple partners
• Must utilize and document via photos/video (more information to be provided upon selection)
• Projects should address elements of the following areas (supporting documents included for clarification)
• Outdoor Recreation Education/outreach
• Integration of Outdoor Recreation Interests
• Healthy Lifestyles and Communities
• Stewardship/Conservation
• Protect, Connect and Inspire Coloradans to appreciate, enjoy and care for our great outdoors (GOCO Strategic Initiative: supporting documents
will included for clarification)​​


Projects should address elements of the following areas  

  • ​​Outdoor Recreation Education/outreach
  • Integration of Outdoor Recreation Interests
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Communities
  • Stewardship/Conservation
  • Protect, Connect and Inspire Coloradans to appreciate, enjoy and care for our great outdoors (GOCO Strategic Initiative)​

​Grant applications and guidelines will be available at the conference, as well as sent electronically to all attendees after the conference.​

The Partners in the Outdoors Conference is a platform for conversation and planning, professional development and workshops to strengthen the statewide efforts of all partners involved.​​


Thank you to our 2017 Grant Sponsors!

​​GOCO Logo  Noble Energy Logo    CPRA logo
          RMEF logo

​Congratulations to the 2016 Grant Recipients

​​During the 3rd Annual Partners in the Outdoors conference, 13 conference attendees were awarded $26,000 in $2,000 increments. 

2016 Recipients included:​​

  • Americas For Conservation + The Arts
  • Big City Mountaineers and Environmental Learning for Kids
  • Cal-Wood Education Center
  • City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
  • Colorado Outward Bound School
  • Denver Police Activity League
  • Friends of Mueller State Park
  • Friends of Staunton State Park
  • Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
  • Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway Association
  • The Nature Connection Coalition-Western Slope Conservation Center
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
  • Yampatika
 

Thank you to our 2016 Grant Sponsors!



The 2015 Partners Conference 

During the 2nd Annual Partners in the Outdoors conference, $19,000 was awarded to 7 conference attendees to support Colorado community projects.

2015 Recipients included: 


  • Cal-Wood Education Center: Latino Family Camp
  • Friend's of Lory State Park: Lory's Youth Stewardship Project
  • Montrose Recreation District: Youth Outdoor Skills Program
  • Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo: Family Outdoor Skills Program
  • Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County: Boggsville Historical Site
  • Work Gone WILD Week
  • Yampatika: Environmental Literacy Program

Cal-Wood: Latino Family Camp

 


The 2014 Partners Conference

During the 1st Annual Partners in the Outdoors conference, $7,500 was awarded to 3 conference attendee groups.  

2014 Recipients included

  • Colorado Ducks Unlimited/Metro Denver Pheasants Forever in partnership with Barr Lake State Park and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  • Colorado Trout Unlimited
  • Larimer County

These funds were designated for furthering partnership and community involvement to promote outdoor recreation and stewardship.​

Planning Partners​​

Thank you to our Partners in the Outdoors Conference Planning Partners.

  • GOCO
  • CDOT
  • Pheasnts Forever
  • BLM
  • CAEE
  • Angler's Covey
  • CPRA
  • Grant writing consultations trainings
  • NWTF
  • YMCA
  • Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
  • Conservation Colorado
Dan Zimmerer​
Partnership Coordinator
daniel.zimmerer@state.co.us
(303) 291-​7258​
Erin Vogel
Partnership Program Assistant
erin.vogel@state.co.us​
(303) 291-7258​​​​​​
 

Learn more about ​Partners in the Outdoors​.​​​​​​​​​

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