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Texas Parks and Wildlife/ Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant General Info Session

April 10, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Jessica Lagalo with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Life is better outside! The Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant provides $5,000- $100,000 in competitive grant awards to organizations that engage underrepresented audiences in outdoor recreation, environmental education, and conservation, in direct partnership with TPWD sites, programs, and resources. CO-OP grant recipients are as diverse as the communities in Texas they serve and must be a non-profit organization. They include conservation groups, nature centers, summer camps, churches, school districts, health/social service organizations, and municipalities. The next CO-OP grant application cycle opens August 1, 2024, and closes November 1st , 2024 at 5pm CST for program funds awarded March 1, 2025. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a free grant writing workshop to best support a well-crafted project application, offered around the state each summer. Eligibility and additional information can be found on our webpage in August:

Presenter Bio:

Jessica Lagalo has served in TPWD’s State Parks division for the last 8 years, providing leadership to state-wide outreach initiatives such as Texas Outdoor Family, State Park Ambassadors, and the Buffalo Soldier Heritage program and now serving as the Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant Coordinator. Jessica has worked in the field of conservation and education for over 25 years, completing a degree in environmental education at Unity College and Community Studies at Antioch University. She started her career as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service in Montana, served as a nature center education manager in New Mexico, and eventually found her way back to Texas to earn credentials as a Secondary Science and ESL teacher and instructional science specialist. She lives in Austin with the loves of her life-- pups Parker, Shiner and Rocket, as well as her human companion, Mauricio.

Webinar offered at 2:00 (Central), April 10, 2024