Grants are awarded to public schools and nonprofits in Routt County through a competitive grant process managed by the Education Fund Grants Commission (Commission) and approved by the EFB. There are 11 voting members on the Commission: nine residents of Steamboat Springs, one resident of Hayden, and one resident of South Routt County. Commission members are approved by the EFB and serve two-year terms.
- The Commission functions as the direct interface with Routt County school districts and community groups who are seeking grants from the Steamboat Springs Education Fund.
- All requests for funding from SSEF are initiated through the commission.
- The Commission hears requests for expenditures that support academics and student achievement and for funds to be used for technology hardware, software and training as well as the construction of facilities that support the educational mission of the districts.
- The Commission examines requests in detail, votes on which requests to send forward to the Fund Board, and prioritizes according to available funding.