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.
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.