Community Grant Program

NEW! SDCEA’s Community Grant program is now taking applications for funding through The Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF). The SDCEA Community Grant program has a total budget of $32,350 to be awarded to organizations serving residents living in Chaffee, Custer, Lake, and Fremont counties.

The SDCEA board has entered into a partnership with CCCF to bring more consistency, transparency, and impartiality to their community grants process. For 2020, CCCF has built an online application through which organizations can quickly and consistently request SDCEA support. CCCF will form a community grants review committee to review, rank, and conduct site visits with applicants.

The online application is “live” as of Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and has a deadline of Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5 p.m.

For more detailed information, eligibility and program criteria, or to apply, visit CCCF’s May 12 blog post here.

Or you may use the direct portal link to apply here.

Organizations with questions or Chaffee, Custer, Lake, or Fremont county residents who are interested in applying for the grant review committee may email