The CPW Director’s Innovation Fund, created in collaboration between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and GOCO, elevates unique projects that complement CPW’s and GOCO’s respective missions.

The CPW Director’s Innovation Fund is intended for creative, impactful projects that are not typically funded through GOCO or other sources. In addition, funding cannot be substituted or redirected for previously allocated funds. The CPW Director will provide final endorsement before projects are presented to the GOCO board for funding approval.

Who can apply

  • This program is open to all CPW staff for parks or wildlife projects.

When to apply

  • January 31, 2022: Applications available on the GOCO website
  • March 11, 2022: Draft applications seeking GOCO feedback due
  • April 1, 2022: Final applications due
  • May 10, 2022: Committee approval
  • June 10, 2022: Board approval

Apply to this program

If you’re thinking about applying to this program, we suggest you email Adrian Varney to discuss your project and the grant application process.