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Trustees Approve Grants

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El Pomar trustees recently approved 42 grants totaling $628,500 that will serve 23 counties across Colorado.

Grants ranged from providing general operating support in human services to a $10,000 capital grant to install an Interactive Early Learning space in the children’s area of the new Garfield County Public Library.

The children’s room will include wall-mounted interactive panels with tactile and pre-literacy elements that will provide an early introduction to letters, numbers, and shapes. The Garfield County Public Library District covers an area almost 3,000 square miles and serves more than 56,000 residents in Garfield County.

Other recipients include:

Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County (Canon City) -- $10,000 program grant to support the cost of the Restoring Hope transitional housing program in Fremont County

Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative (Center) -- $2,500 to support the Hands on the Land project, a K-12 curriculum and implementation plan that connects students with local land owners, teaching them the importance of open space and permanent land protection

Strings Music Festival (Steamboat Springs) -- $10,000 in general operating support

Senior Assistance Center (Denver) -- $5,000 for general operating support

To view a list of recently approved grants, click here.

To search El Pomar’s online grant archive, click here.