Search and Rescue Fund

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Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card

Dedicated VOLUNTEER search and rescue (SAR) professionals, across Colorado, are ready to mobilize to help those in the Colorado backcountry. Your Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) contribution supplies reimbursements to SAR teams for costs incurred while conducting search and rescue operations, and to provide funding for the purchase of search and rescue related equipment. Because of your support and the tremendous generosity of our search and rescue responders, Colorado is a safer place to play.

Here’s how the reimbursement works…..  After a SAR mission concludes, the County in which the mission was conducted sends a request for reimbursement. If the subject of the mission has a CORSAR card or eligible Parks and Wildlife license or registration, a reimbursement payment is processed immediately.  If the subject of the search does not have a CORSAR Card or eligible Parks and Wildlife license or registration, the request for reimbursement is held until the end of the year. If money is available in the fund at the end of the year, the requesting county receives reimbursement.

*The CORSAR card is not insurance and does not reimburse individuals or pay for medical transport.

CORSAR cards are available for $3 for a 1-year card and $12 for a 5-year card.
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Outdoor Recreation Resources

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Vendor Information

To become a CORSAR card vendor, fill out the Vendor application forms and return to the SAR Program Manager.

Vendor application and additional information

Vendor Sticker Request Form

Vendor Quarterly Reporting Form

Vendor Posters

Program Forms


SAR Guidelines

Rule Review Notification

2020 Mission Load/Needs List

Sheriff's Information
To request a mission reimbursement

Webinar Training Presentation (printable version)

2021 Reimbursement Rate Schedule  

Mission Resource Form

E-filing for Mission Reimbursements

All claims must be certified and submitted to the department within 60 days of the completion of the search and rescue operation. If you are submitting a mission report outside this time frame, please contact Perry Boydstun at (303) 864-7748.

To E-file an application for end-of-year award funds

2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

2021 Mission Report/Needs List

2020 Expense Tracking Document

Grants Portal EOY Reporting Tutorial

SAR Advance Payment Form EOY 2021

Access Grants Portal

Awards & Annual Reports

To see historical annual reports and award decisions, please visit the archives.

SAR Advisory Council

Advisory Council Members

Meeting Minutes


Program Contacts

Perry Boydstun
Search and Rescue Program Manager
(303) 864-7748

Gloria Kochan
Search and Rescue Program Coordinator
(303) 864-8478