Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

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July 8, 2024

Apply for a position on the Emergency Services Grant Program Advisory Committee

Deadline to apply: Monday, July 15, by 11:59 p.m.

Boulder County is recruiting for three open positions on the Emergency Services Grant Program Advisory Committee. Each position will serve a three-year term.

Help improve trail and trailhead safety for hikers, climbers, equestrians, skiers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts in Boulder County!

The Emergency Services Sales & Use Tax was approved by voters as County Issue 1B in 2022. Revenues from the tax are used to help provide financial assistance to underfunded or under-resourced organizations providing emergency services—such as firefighting or search and rescue—in the rural and mountain areas of Boulder County.

The nine-member committee gives input twice a year to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office and the Board of County Commissioners on how the grant revenues should be spent. In addition to recruiting members with hands-on emergency services and search & rescue response, the county is seeking the perspective of trail users, members of the accessibility community, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

We strive for a diverse and inclusive committee that welcomes and encourages all community points of view!

Time Commitment

The committee meets the fourth Tuesday of the month (virtually, on Zoom) from 6-8 p.m. during the winter, spring, and fall months.

Additional meetings are scheduled twice a year to review grant applications and make recommendations Boulder County. Typically, the committee goes into recess during the summer months. Occasionally, the committee meets in person (in Boulder).

A commitment of eight to ten hours twice a year is anticipated for the two rounds of grant awards.


Deadline to apply: Monday, July 15, by 11:59 p.m.

Collage showing various emergency on-trail rescues by responders on foot, horseback, and in rushing water