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Habitat Restoration Grants

Crested Butte, CO. Photo by Caveman Collective

GOCO funding for habitat restoration improves and restores Colorado's rivers, streams, wetlands, and critical habitat. The program offers $500,000 in available funding each grant cycle. 

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 this grant program.

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 Open Space Program Coordinator 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

  • June 5, 2017: Application posted
  • August 22, 2017: Draft applications due (optional)
  • September 5, 2017: Applications due via online portal
  • December 15, 2017: Grants awarded at the GOCO Board Meeting in Longmont


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