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The Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant provides funding to tax-exempt organizations for programming that engages under-served populations in TPWD mission-oriented outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education activities.

Who We Fund

Grants are available to tax-exempt organizations such as local government, Universities, school districts and non-profit organizations.  This program builds relationships with constituencies who have been under-represented in Texas Parks & Wildlife Department activities and programs.  Target audiences served include low income, ethnic minority, female and individuals with a disability.

What We Fund

CO-OP provides grants to tax- exempt organizations ranging from $5,000 to $70,000. This is a reimbursement grant program. Recipients must purchase eligible items and submit proper documentation before being reimbursed. Eligible organizations can apply to use these funds for programming expenses such as personnel, food, travel expenses, participant liability insurance, entrance fees, outdoor recreation equipment and environmental education supplies.

When We Fund

CO-OP grants are funded annually following the application deadline of November 1st each year.