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Our Grant Programs

GOCO offers competitive grant programs for outdoor recreation and land conservation projects in the state of Colorado. To be the first to know about GOCO grant opportunities, sign up for our newsletter >>

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Programs offered in Fiscal year '21

  • Resilient Communities Grants to fund one-time, immediate needs or opportunities that have emerged in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all within the context of GOCO’s mission and five program values: resource conservation, outdoor stewardship, community vitality, equitable access, and youth connections.
  • Conservation Service Corps Grants to employ conservation service corps crews on projects like building trails, post-fire restoration, and eradicating invasive species.
  • RESTORE Colorado Grants to improve and restore Colorado's rivers, wetlands, grasslands, forests, and other critical habitat.
  • Generation Wild to invest in local coalitions running culturally relevant programs that provide youth and families with quality outdoor experiences and leadership and career opportunities, advancing equitable access to the outdoors.

Programs ANTICIPATED in Fiscal Year '22

  • Land Conservation Grants to support important landscape, waterway, habitat, and public access land protection priorities.
  • RESTORE Colorado Grants to improve and restore Colorado's rivers, wetlands, grasslands, forests, and other critical habitat. 
  • Stewardship Impact Grants to improve the condition of our state’s land and recreation resources by providing grants for outdoor stewardship projects that demonstrate meaningful improvements to the ecological and recreational amenities that attract residents and visitors to numerous, diverse destinations throughout Colorado.
  • Conservation Service Corps Grants to employ conservation service corps crews on projects like building trails, post-fire restoration, and eradicating invasive species.
  • Community Impact Grants to develop and revitalize parks, trails, school yards, fairgrounds, environmental education facilities, and other outdoor projects that enhance a community’s quality of life and access to the outdoors.
  • Generation Wild to invest in local coalitions running culturally relevant programs that provide youth and families with quality outdoor experiences and leadership and career opportunities, advancing equitable access to the outdoors.
  • Planning and Capacity Grants to invest in planning, capacity, research, and education projects that address opportunities, explore issues, and examine trends in the outdoors. 
  • Centennial Program Grants for high-value, once-in-a-generation visions and projects that will create lasting impacts on the state and future generations.