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Create Outdoor Equity Grant Program

Concerning the creation of the outdoor equity grant program, and, in connection therewith, funding the grant program from lottery money, and making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Gaming, Lottery, & Racing
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The act establishes an outdoor equity board (board) in the division of parks and wildlife. The board is responsible for the governance of the outdoor equity grant program (grant program), which is created in the act. The purpose of the outdoor equity grant program is to increase access and opportunity for underserved youth and their families to experience Colorado's open spaces, state parks, public lands, and other outdoor areas.

The act specifies that the board 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, creating pathways for formal or informal conservation of the Colorado outdoors, or offering environmental and Colorado outdoor-based educational opportunities.

The act funds the grant program through a redistribution of lottery money that is earmarked for the general fund.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details