GOCO’s Planning & Capacity grants help our partners in planning, capacity, research, pathways to career building opportunities for under-represented individuals, education, and storytelling projects that address opportunities, explore issues, and examine trends in the outdoors.
Our program accommodates a wide range of projects, including strategic plans and master plans. We also invest in capacity-building and education efforts that help our partners make better informed decisions and take the appropriate actions. Opportunities designed to create a pathway to career building opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and candidates from other marginalized communities will also be considered. Through this program, GOCO also invests in research projects to share and further knowledge and facilitate learning in conservation and recreation, as well as community engagement and educational efforts that develop and foster networks, partnerships, and collaborations. Finally, this program supports storytelling projects, helping our partners communicate the impacts, benefits, and challenges outdoor work brings.