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Tier II

The SCFD Family of Organizations: Tier II

Tier II organizations include regional organizations offering excellence in science and culture. Tier II organizations receive 22% of SCFD funds. To qualify for Tier II, organizations must meet the following:

  • Qualifying annual income of $1,748,433.53 for 2021
  • Regional Impact Requirement, proving at least 15% of Colorado attendance comes from outside organization’s home county

By statute, Tier II organizations receive funding based on three factors:

  1. Qualifying annual income
  2. Organization’s paid attendance
  3. Organization’s documented free attendance

Workshops & Support

SCFD staff provides annual review sessions to aid organizations in the process. If new to Tier II, organizations should contact SCFD staff directly.

Tier II Annual Submission

New in 2021, the former qualification application and certification report will be combined into a single annual application.

Deadline: June 18, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

SCFD Portal Access


Monthly Email Updates

The Collaborative of the SCFD Membership

The Collaborative of the SCFD is a non-profit membership organization comprised of Tier I and Tier II organizations. Reach out to learn more.