Policies & Resolutions
About Outdoor Equity Grant Program
House Bill 21-1318 establishes a grant program for outdoor organizations focused on creating opportunities for underserved youth and their families to get involved in recreational activities and experiencing Colorado’s open spaces, state parks, public lands and other outdoor areas. The bill funds the grant program through a redistribution of lottery money that is earmarked for the general fund. Find funding details in the text of HB21-1318.
Apply for an Outdoor Equity Grant
The Outdoor Equity Board will be using the Letter of Inquiry as the grant application for the 2022 Grant Cycle.
Organizations interested in applying for the 2022 Outdoor Equity Grant should review the
grant guide for instructions on how to apply.
Key Dates - The 2022 Grant is closed.
- Grant Opens - March 7
- Q&A Session - March 17
- Grant Deadline - April 8
About the Council
The council is responsible for the governance of the grant program and may award grants to applicants that will directly utilize the grant to engage eligible youth and their families by reducing barriers to the Colorado outdoors. Board members will serve for 4 years. Board members may not serve more than 2 terms.
Two-year term for:
As we work to establish the Board, the term limits for the racial justice, environmental justice and conservation will be limited to two years initially.
Four-year term for:
- One member who is personally impacted by and has experience in racial justice issues
- One member who is personally impacted by and has experience in environmental justice issues
- One member with experience working on conservation issues
- One member with experience in providing outdoor education programs
- One member personally impacted by and with experience in disability-accessible outdoor programming
- One member personally impacted by and has experience working in equity for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+