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Steamboat Springs Education Fund (SSEF) Board unanimously approved the Grant Commission recommendation at the April 7, 2021 board meeting, awarding over $5.2 million dollars ($5,279,840) in grants to public education in Routt County for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. Conservative sales tax revenue projections for funds to be spent in the 2020-2021 academic year lead to an excess of cash reserves, resulting in the largest amount ever awarded since the inception of the fund. The board also approved a change to categorical grant applications for the school districts.
Grants awarded to school districts include $4,261,506 to Steamboat Springs School District, $266,118 to Hayden School District, $212,894 to South Routt School District, and $212,894 to Steamboat Montessori. This year with increased funds availability, ten community non-profits were granted funding for school-based programming totaling $213,928. The community non-profits receiving grants were: Integrated Community, Northwest Colorado Health, Opera Steamboat, Partners in Routt County, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, STARS, Steamboat Dance Theater, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Yampatika, and Yampa Valley Autism Program. Two additional grants were awarded for a total of $87,500, funding one grant writer for Steamboat Springs, South Routt, and Hayden school districts and one for Steamboat Montessori. The grant writers typically secure over $2 million per year in additional funds for the school districts.