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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 most recent grant application directly from GOCO and do not re-use applications from a prior grant cycle. Review the entire application prior to starting it. You can also request sample applications of previously successful projects and are welcome to submit a draft application up to two weeks prior to the application due date to receive feedback from GOCO staff. 

All applications must be submitted online. To register, visit tinyurl.com/GOCOGranteePortal; to submit an application, use the link included in the current cycle's application form.



  • July 6, 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 mbrannigan@goco.org or 303-226-4526.