Deadline to apply for local education fund grants Monday
The deadline to submit applications for Steamboat Springs Education Fund grants is Monday.
Grants are awarded to public schools and nonprofits with school-based programs in Routt County through a competitive grant process managed by the Education Fund Board’s Grants Commission and approved by the Education Fund Board.
There are three main categories of grants funded with SSEF funds: School District Grants, Community Grants and Innovation Grants. Eligible school districts include Steamboat, Hayden, South Routt and the Mountain Village Montessori Charter School.
Any community organization that provides programming for public school students in grades K-12 may apply for a Community Grant.
In spring 2017, thanks to sales-tax contributions from the Steamboat Springs community, SSEF awarded grants totaling more than $3.4 million.
Grant applications are available online at steamboateducationfund.org.
Colorado Mountain College, Chamber to host alumni seminar
Colorado Mountain College and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will host a Leadership Alumni seminar, “Taking the Next Step,” from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 26 in the Allbright Family Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs.
The half-day program, which kicks off at 8 a.m. with breakfast and networking, will focus on best practices for career advancement. The list of speakers includes nationally-renowned leadership development professionals Diane Muntean and Craig Wasserman as well as a panel of local leaders featuring Todd Hayes of Steamboat Select Insurance, Stephanie Orozco of the Old Town Hot Springs, Lisa Schlichtman of the Steamboat Pilot & Today and Chad Stewart of the US Forest Service.
Registration for the Leadership Alumni Seminar is open to the public and costs $40. Registration is available to Leadership Alumni for $35. Online registration and more information can be found at bit.ly/leadershipalumni2018.
Volunteers needed to help with Winter Carnival Street Events
Get a front row view of the Winter Carnival Street Events by volunteering from 8:30 to noon Saturday, Feb. 10 or Sunday, Feb. 11. The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Resort Association is looking for help with setup, event timers and assistance with non-horse events. All volunteers receive a free breakfast burrito from Creekside. Visit steamboatchamber.com/volunteer to sign up.
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