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Planning Grants

Palisade Skate Park in Palisade, CO.

GOCO planning grants help local governments execute a wide range of planning efforts, including site-specific plans, department master plans, and strategic plans.

Who Can Apply

Local governments are eligible to apply for planning grants. Planning grants have a limit of $75,000; there is no maximum for the total project cost. Applicants must provide at least 25% of the total project cost in matching funds, at least 10% of which must be a cash match.

How To Apply

Before beginning your application, contact program coordinator Madison Brannigan (303-226-4526) to discuss your project's eligibility.

Download the application instructions and review the entire document before you begin your application, paying particular attention to eligibility criteria so you are sure your project meets all requirements. Do not reference or re-use applications from prior grant cycles. 

All applications must be completed and submitted online:

  • To start your planning grant application, go here >>



  • July 7, 2018: Application posted.
  • October 18, 2018: Draft applications due (optional).
  • November 1, 2018: Applications due via online portal.
  • March 2019: Grants awarded. 


Contact Madison Brannigan at 303.226.4526.