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Colorado the Beautiful Grant
Colorado the Beautiful Grant

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The Colorado the Beautiful Grant Program funds projects through large trail construction grants and regional trails planning grants. It provides a unique opportunity that includes goals, objectives and criteria independent of the normal motorized and non-motorized Colorado Parks and Wildlife grants that run each fall. The program is a partnership between CPW and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).



2018 Grant Submissions

Open for Public Review and Comment

Deadline: September 21, 2018

For the 2018 Colorado the Beautiful grant cycle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received 14 grant applications. 12 applications in the Construction/Maintenance category, and 2 in the Planning category.

If you wish to provide feedback, you may do so by sending a letter of support or concern to the Trails program via email:​.​

Grant Submission S​​​um​maries

​​​​Construction/Maintenance Grants

​​​​Planning Grants

 1. Envision Recreation in Balance
 2. Pioneer's Redefined

​​Grant Cycle Timeline

  • ​Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Applications due
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 - Public Comment Deadline
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Initial Subcommittee grant review meeting
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Applicant presentations to the Subcommittee
  • Friday, October 26, 2018 - State Trails Committee funding recommendation
  • Thursday-Friday, November 15-16, 2018 - CPW Commission funding approval
  • November, 2018 - Awards announced to grant applicants
  • April - May, 2019 - Contracts finalized, funding available

​​Schedule for Public Meetings

Details on location, time and agendas for meetings will be posted on the Trails News​ page prior to the scheduled date(s).

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In 2016, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative​ ​at his State of the State Address. Its vision is that within a generation, every Coloradan will live within 10 minutes of a park, trail, or vibrant green space. The Colorado the Beautiful Grant Program works towards that goal by increasing access to public lands for Coloradans and visitors alike.​​​