Youth Corps Grants
Great Outdoors Colorado
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Up to US $250,000
Sep 19, 2020
Government Entity Nonprofit
Education / Outreach, Project / Program
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In partnership with the Colorado Youth Corps Association, GOCO offers $500,000 in funding each year to local governments to hire youth conservation corps for land, water, and energy conservation projects on permanently conserved properties. Another $500,000 is offered through GOCO funding to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
CYCA is a statewide coalition of nine accredited youth conservation corps that employs and trains youth, young adults, and veterans (ages 14 – 25). CYCA serves 1,700 young people each year.
- Youth corps crews complete a variety of projects, including:
- 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
- Beetle kill hazard mitigation – chainsaw crews available
- Fire Fuels mitigation – chainsaw crews available
There is no maximum grant request, but applicants must request at least two weeks of work. Youth corps crews work on a “per week” basis. One week includes 8-10 people who work at least 320 hours collectively.
For GOCO-funded projects, CYCA acts as foreman and oversees all projects, significantly streamlining the process for grantees
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Cities, counties, parks and recreation districts, and land trusts are eligible to apply.
- Eligible entities can sponsor projects on behalf of school districts, unincorporated cities and towns, community groups, and other ineligible entities.
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