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Habitat Restoration Grants

GOCO funding for habitat restoration improvea and restores Colorado's rivers, streams, wetlands, and critical habitat. The program offers $500,000 in available funding each grant cycle. Previous habitat restoration grants cycles targeted river habitat, but the current program includes all types of ecosystem restoration and enhancement. 

Who Can Apply

Non-profit land-conservation organizations, municipalities, counties, political subdivisions of the state (with a land conservation focus), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are eligible for restoration grants. Projects must take place on conserved property i.e. private property protected with a conservation easement (or other, permanent development restriction) or public open space. 

How To Apply

Applications are available upon request. Please review our application instructions and contact Chris Yuan-Farrell at cyuanfarrell@goco.org or 303-226-4511 to discuss your project before submitting an application. You may submit a draft application for our review up to two weeks prior to the application deadline. Submitting a draft does not guarantee that your project will receive funding.

when to apply

  • July 22, 2016: Application posted
  • September 23, 2016: Applications due
  • December 8, 2016: Grants awarded

Questions?

Contact Open Space Program Coordinator Chris Yuan-Farrell at cyuanfarrell@goco.org or 303.226.4511.