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Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobile Grant Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Snowmobile ​Grants​

​​Funding for the Snowmobile Program is derived from snowmobile registration fees and is allocated to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on an annual basis by Colorado’s General Assembly. In addition to trail grooming and signing for the snowmobiling public, this funding also supports registration operations, snowmobile law enforcement, the snowmobile safety certification program and Colorado’s Avalanche Warning Program.​​​

 Snowmobile Capital/Construction Project Grant​


Since 1978, the Colorado Snowmobile Capital Grants Program has allocated thousands of dollars to successful applicants to purchase new groomers, repair existing​ groomers, for trailhead improvements, construction of permanent groomer and maintenance facilities and f​or the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.​

Now accepting 2017-2018 Snowmobile Capital/Construction Project Grant​ Applications. Completed applications should be returned via email or ground mail and must be received by Colorado Parks and Wildlife no later than end of business on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Timeline & Documents

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    Application Window Opens

  • Friday, April 7, 2017
    Applications Due Back to CPW:
    One signed hard copy and 1 electronic copy

  • Friday, April 14, 2017
    Applications E-mailed to Sub Committee Members

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    CSA Quarterly Meeting and Grant Presentations
    Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Friday, June 23, 2017
    State Trails Committee Meeting: Project Funding Recommendations

  • Thurs/Fri, August 10 & 11, 2017
    Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting
    Final Funding Decision


Guidelines followed to determine allocations​​:

The following guidelines will help you understand the criteria used when determining allocations to applicants of this program:  

    1. Prioritizes the need as related to the grooming program of the club and the state snowmobile grooming program.

    2. Demonstrate the ability to maintain the equipment/project being proposed.

    3. Justify the real need for the equipment.

    4. Quality of the grant proposal, neat, well-organized information.

    5. Provides for or supports safe, quality winter opportunities to the general public. 

    6. Provides or supports quality snowmobile trail systems. 

    7. Provides for winter trail related facilities that enhance the snowmobiling experience. 

    8. Provides for the connection of winter trail systems into a statewide network.

 ​Snowmobile Trail Grooming Services Grant


The application deadline has past. The information below is for reference purposes only.​​​​​

Grooming Services Grant Application Documents:

  1. ​​Cover L​etter​
  2. Che​cklist​​​
  3. Application (Part A)
  4. Environmental Forms (Part C1 & C2)
  5. Project Selection Criteria (Part D)
  6. Grant Map (Part E)
  7. Budget Form (Part F)
  8. Certification Form (Part​ G)​
  9. Statement of Exemption from Workers’ Compensation Laws​​

​Clubs need to acquire a DUNS number and because RTP (Federal funds) are used as part of the grooming allocation, clubs should also register on​ For more information, view ​​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for D-U-N-S Number and SAM Registration​.​​​​​