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Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobile Grant Program
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​​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 Trail Grooming Services Grant


Now accepting 2017-2018 Snowmobile Grooming 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 July 21, 2017​.​

If you have questions regarding any of the attached forms or would like to receive these forms via ground mail, please contact Gabby Smiley by e-mail at

Grooming Services Grant Application Documents:

  1. ​​Cov​er 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​.​​​​​

 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.​

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

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

    The 2017-2018 Snowmobile capital grant application presentations will take place at 8:00a.m., Saturday May 20, 2017 in the Doc Holiday Meeting Room at the Courtyard by Marriott at Glenwood Springs; 105 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Additionally, the subcommittee will meet Friday evening May 19, 2017 at 7:30:p.m. for a brief review of the applications. This meeting will take place at the Residence Inn at 125 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Spring, CO  81601.

    The public is invited to attend these meetings.​

  • 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.