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Stewardship Impact Grants

McPhee Overlook Trail, Dolores, CO. Photo courtesy of Conservation Legacy. 

Colorado’s popularity as a place to live, work, and play has increased substantially in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Faced with this reality and amid federal and state funding shortfalls, GOCO aims to improve the condition of our state’s lands by providing grants for outdoor stewardship projects that demonstrate meaningful improvements to the state’s ecological and recreational amenities. The GOCO Board has allocated $1,000,000 for this inaugural grant cycle.

Who Can Apply

Title 32 special districts eligible to receive distributions from the Conservation Trust Fund, 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 this grant program.

How To Apply

Please review our application instructions which provide more detailed program information. After reviewing, contact Chris Yuan-Farrell at cyuanfarrell@goco.org or 303-226-4511 to discuss your project and request a link to the online application. You may submit a draft application for review no later than two weeks prior to the application deadline. Submitting a draft does not guarantee that your project will receive funding.

When To Apply

  • November 16, 2018: Application available by request. 
  • January 3, 2019: Draft applications due to Chris Yuan-Farrell (optional).
  • January 17, 2019: Applications due via online portal.
  • March 8, 2019: Grants awarded at the GOCO Board meeting in Trinidad.

Questions?

Contact Chris Yuan-Farrell at 303.226.4511.