April 2020 - Grants Approved Total $10,550
Steamboat Soccer Club $1,500. Funding to provide a CPR and First Aid course for Steamboat Soccer Club coaches. The Steamboat Soccer Club strives to provide a safe environment for players, families, visiting teams at all times. They can accomplish this by having a well-trained staff.
LiftUp $2,000. To help fund LiftUp’s Rocket Pack healthy snacks and summer lunches for children program. LiftUp provides snacks each week to Routt County children in each Routt County school district who are low-income and/or food insecure.
Routt County 4-H Robotics Program $440. To purchase a LEGO EV3 Robot Core Set to allow for more youth to participate in hands-on programming. The 4-H Robotics program is an ideal way to introduce STEM while teaching life skills with the goad of creating an informed and engaged citizenry.
Steamboat Creates $250. To help with the cost of transportation services for children in outlying communities without transportation to Steamboat Springs to get to Steamboat Creates’ Young at Art Creativity Camps during the summer months.
Steamboat Mountain School $500. To help with the cost to refinish the floor of their community-use gymnasium. Steamboat Mountain School serves the larger Routt County Community by offering their indoor gym space for both youth and adult programs.
Advocates of Routt County $2,000. Funding to upgrade technology in order to best support and serve victims and the community in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With increased external stressors and victims being isolated, Advocates has seen an increase in calls for service and anticipate increasing numbers.
Routt County Council on Aging $1,000. To help RCCOA host a 2020 Community Carnival that will be a chance for community (young, old and everyone in between) to celebrate our community unity. The Carnival will be an extra special happening for RCCOA’s older adults, most of whom are low-income, and something to look forward to after a long season of isolation.
Strings Music Festival $860. To help fund a free performance by Jarabe Mexicano at the North Routt Charter School. The North Routt Community Charter School lacks music and language teachers. The Jarabe Meixcano performance helps fill in the gaps in humanities and performing arts programming for North Routt students, and seeks to building awareness of other cultures and ethnicities, challenge and encourage students to evolve their current worldview, and compliment the core curriculum.
REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) $2,000. Fund online training program for 60 community members. Trainees will learn to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support COVID-19 pandemic isolation has profound negative effects on mental health and REPS crisis calls have quadrupled.