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.
Grants must benefit K-12 public education in Routt County and be in line with the Fund’s mission. In 2017-2018, direct-to-school grants were approximately 92% of granted funds, Innovation and Community Grants were approximately 4%, 3% went to Collaborative Grants, and 1% was used to fund administration.