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Non-Motorized Trails Grant Program
Non-Motorized Trails Grant Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Colorado State Recreational Trails Grant Program funds projects for large recreational trail grants, small recreational trail grants, trail planning, and trail support grants. This program is a partnership among: 

​​2016 - 2017 Non-Motorized Trails Grant Applications

Th​​e application deadline​ has passed. The​ following documents are for informational purposes only.​

NOTE: Upon opening​ the PDF applications below, you will notice comment bubbles (), which provide helpful tips for completing the form fields. To view these tips, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or higher) or Acrobat installed on your computer. Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Non-Motorized Trail Grants​

The availability of funding for the Non-Motorized Trail Grants will be based on the funding levels provided by the funding sources. Availability of funds for successful applicants may vary due to legislative processes, fiscal year parameters and/or written authorization of spending authority. Awarded funds are for 2 to 2 1/2 years. Depending on the source of awarded funds, contracts may be sent out for signature authority from May through August of a grant cycle. Please consider this when planning your projects and timelines. Read about the Grant Selection Process for a fuller view of availability and timing.

The non-motorized trail grant selection process follows a three-tiered recommendation and approval process. 

  1. ​Applications are first scored and evaluated by State Trails Subcommittee members, volunteer outside reviewers and trails program staff, who rank the applications in an order of recommended funding priorities. 

  2. ​The ranked applications are submitted to the State Trails Committee which evaluates and recommends projects to the Parks and Wildlife Commission and Great Outdoors Colorado Board.

  3. The Parks and Wildlife Commission and Great Outdoors Colorado Board grant final approval.

State Trails staff and grant reviewers cannot comment on the status of a grant application until the evaluation and scoring process is completed.

Federal Funding Requirements

All projects awarded with federal funding after October 2010 are subject to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA). The grantee must:

  • Request a DUNS number if your organization doesn't already have one.

  • Register on the www.sams.gov website.

  • Be sure to use a 9 digit zip code when registering your organization 

Grant Application Resources

​Grant Writing Aids

Reference Documents

Per the State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Wildlife Grant Agreement regarding subgrantees and ineligible costs submitted for reimbursement:

"Sub-grantee" means third-parties, if any, engaged by Grantee to aid in performance of its obligations and;

20. General Provisions
A. Assignment and Subgrants

"All assignments, subGrants, or Sub-grantees approved by Grantee or the State are subject to all of the provisions hereof (e.g., contractual; parentheses added). Grantee shall be solely responsible for all aspects of subGranting arrangements and performance."