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Our Grant Programs

GOCO offers competitive grant programs for parks, trails, wildlife, and open space projects in the state of Colorado.

Download the 2017-2018 grant calendar>>

HABITAT RESTORATION

  • Habitat Restoration Grants to improve and restore Colorado's rivers, streams, wetlands, and critical habitat on permanently conserved land.
  • Youth Corps Grants to employ Colorado Youth Corps Association crews on projects like building trails, erosion control after forest fires, and eradicating invasive species.

LAND CONSERVATION

parks and outdoor recreation construction or planning

  • Local Park and Outdoor Recreation Grants to help build or improve community parks, outdoor recreation amenities, outdoor athletic facilities, and environmental education facilities. Funding is also available for land acquisitions.
  • Planning Grants to develop strategic plans, master plans, or site plans for managing open space, wildlife habitat, parks, and trails.
  • Youth Corps Grants to employ Colorado Youth Corps Association crews on projects like building trails, erosion control after forest fires, and eradicating invasive species.

school yard construction

  • School Yard Initiative to upgrade school playgrounds and create student-designed outdoor play and learning environments.

special initiatives

  • The Protect Initiative, developed as part of our 2015 strategic plan, funds urgent, once-in-a-lifetime land conservation opportunities.
  • The Connect Initiative, the second part of our strategic plan, funds projects that help connect regional and local trail networks and provide more bikeable and walkable access to outdoor recreation.
  • The Inspire Initiative is the third prong of our strategic plan and was developed to address the growing disconnect between youth and the outdoors. This grant program is no longer accepting applications.