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Open Space Grants

Mt Garfield and the Town of Palisade, CO.

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

Call Alex Castino at 303.226.4517 to determine your project's eligibility and whether it will be competitive.


GOCO staff can conduct site visits prior to application deadlines, and you’ll be required to supply a general description of your project for GOCO’s review prior to your site visit.


All grant applications must be submitted electronically through our online portal. 


When To Apply

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 13, 2019: Application posted
  • August 15, 2019: Applications due
  • December 10, 2019: Grants awarded


Contact Alex Castino at 303.226.4517.