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

SAR Advance Payment Document

Sheriff's Information
To request reimbursement for a search and rescue incident

As of November 1, 2021, reimbursement for incident costs must be requested using the grants portal.

Click below to "Access the Grants Portal".

All requests must be certified by the Sheriff and submitted to DOLA within 60 days of the incident end date. Contact the SAR Program Fund Manager if you intend to submit a request late or have any other questions.

Document Links:

2022 SAR Reimbursement Rate Schedule

Instructions for completing a reimbursement application

ICS 214 Form

Expense Summary Document 


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

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

2022 Mission Report/Needs List

2021 EOY Grant Expense Tracking Document

Grants Portal EOY Reporting Tutorial

Access Grants Portal

Awards & Annual Reports

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

SAR Advisory Council



Advisory Council Member Information

Meeting Minutes


Program Contacts

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

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