Grants are awarded through a competitive grant process managed by the Education Fund Grants Commission (Grants Commission) and approved by the Education Fund Board (Board).
Grant applications should be aligned with the mission of the SSEF: To enhance academic accomplishment in Routt County through student-facing investments in staff, facilities, infrastructure, technology, and curriculum, made available through our public schools.
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The Steamboat Springs Education Fund (SSEF) is a nonprofit, independent corporation that administers the proceeds of the half-cent sales tax—five cents on a $10 purchase. The half-cent city sales tax was originally approved by Steamboat voters in 1993 to fund “public K-12 educational purposes.” The tax was extended by voter approval in three subsequent elections. In 2009, voters extended the tax and expanded the purpose to share a portion of the proceeds of the tax with other Routt County public schools. Since 1993, more than $57.5M has been granted directly for public K-12 education in Routt County.