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Open Space Grants

Open Space Grants help fund land conservation projects for public and private use through fee acquisitions or conservation easements.

Land acquisition projects intended for low-impact, passive recreation with very limited facilities should be submitted through our Open Space Program; acquisition projects intended for high-impact, active recreation with significant facility development should be submitted through our Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Grant Program.

Project areas include:

  • Buffers/in-holdings
  • Greenways/stream corridors
  • Community separators
  • Agricultural land
  • Natural areas and wildlife habitat
  • Scenic viewsheds
  • Urban open space parcels

Who Can Apply

Non-profit land-conservation organizations, municipalities, counties, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and political subdivisions of the State of Colorado that include in their mission the identification, acquisition, or management of open space and natural areas are eligible for Open Space Grants.

How To Apply

GOCO no longer accepts paper applications. All grant applications must be submitted electronically through our online portal. 


When To Apply

Open Space Grants are offered annually. Consider submitting a draft application to GOCO staff no later than two weeks prior to the application due date for feedback and comments. Feel free to contact us at any point during the application process. We are happy to assist you.

  • June 12, 2017: Application posted
  • July 20, 2017: Draft applications due (optional)
  • August 3, 2017: Applications due via online portal
  • December 15, 2017: Grants awarded at GOCO Board Meeting in Longmont


Contact GOCO Open Space Program Manager Michele Frishman at mfrishman@goco.org or 303.226.4522.