Grants to Get Folks Outside

Biking Big Bend

Biking Big Bend

This is Passport to Texas

The community outdoor outreach grants program from Texas Parks and Wildlife funds projects that remove barriers to outdoor recreation for residents living in underserved areas.

17-What we do is we support outdoor recreation. Things like: camping, hiking, backpacking, bird-watching, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching…and getting these underserved audiences involved and engaged.

Cappy Smith coordinates this statewide program.

22-The groups that are able to apply for this grant have to be tax exempt organizations, so that’s nonprofits. But it also can be schools and municipalities. Some of them are focused on traditional camping and getting families and adults involved in the outdoors. People that wouldn’t have been there before.

The program has $1.5 million dollars to award in 2016, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 dollars.

19-We’re looking for groups that do a variety of different things. And, what always is sad is that we run out of funds before we run out of good projects. And, just about the time that you think that you’ve seen it all, somebody comes out with something that is incredibly novel–something, perhaps, we’ve never seen before.

Find the grant submission deadline, grant workshops and other information about the community outdoor outreach grants program on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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