COSA GOCO grant open: $900K for Local Gov’t & Open Space youth corps proje cts!

GOCO announces $900k for Youth Corps Projects on Land Trust, Open Space, & Local Government Properties

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) are pleased to announce a $900K grant opportunity for open space, local government, and land trusts to hire conservation corps! Please note: in addition to public parks, open spaces, and private lands protected by conservation easement, corps projects can now occur on federal lands.

The RFP can be found attached to this email and The application deadline is Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 4:00 PM and we strongly encourage early submissions. Successful projects will be announced in December 2022 and crews will complete the proposed work in 2023. Applicants can apply for corps crews (ages 16-35) to complete a variety of stewardship projects including (but NOT limited to):

· Trail construction and maintenance

· Tamarisk, Russian olive, and other invasive species mitigation – chainsaw crews, including pesticide/herbicide application, are available

· Fence installation and de-construction

· Wildlife habitat improvement

· Riparian restoration

· Fire Fuels mitigation – chainsaw crews available

To find the corps that serves your area, go to Bwatkins or 303-863-0602 with questions. Thank you!

Brandon Watkins

Associate Director

Pronouns | He, Him, His

Colorado Youth Corps Association

1640 Grant Street, Suite 210

Denver, CO 80203


(303) 863-0602 – Office

(740) 974-0356 – Cell

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GOCO Youth Corps Request for Proposals 2023 FINAL.docx