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Impact Assistance Grants to Counties
Impact Assistance Grants to Counties

​​​​​​​​​Moyer Ranch in fall

Application Period Open

Any county in which land is owned by Colorado Parks and Wildlife is eligible to receive an Impact Assistance Grant. In order to receive a grant, a county must apply, but each eligible county has the choice of whether or not to apply.

NOTICE:  Due to COVID and delays in the mail delivery system, the application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Applications received after 3/12/21 will not be processed. 
  • Impact Assistance Grant payments will be made via electronic deposit in June.

Applications by County

Please download and use your county’s application from the shared Google Drive site.

  • Do not use an old application from a previous year, as changes have been made. Use of an old application form will complicate the processing of your application. 
  • If the information on your application is incorrect, please contact Karen Meyer at karen.meyer@state.co.us.

Completed applications must be mailed by U.S. postal mail to:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Real Estate Section
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216
ATTN: Karen Meyer, IAG Application


Additional Resources and Guidelines for Applying

REMINDER: Counties are no longer required to mail a copy of their Abstracts & Mill Levies brochures with their applications.

    1. Where to send applications and to whom.
    2. How the counties get paid.
    3. Whom to contact for questions or concerns.
    1. Which counties may apply.
    2. How land is assessed.


About the Program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities where we own land in fee title for the benefit of wildlife and sportspeople. Each county in which we own land is eligible to receive an Impact Assistance Grant (IAG), which is based on the agricultural tax rate.

In 2020 (for tax year 2019), 53 of Colorado’s 64 counties received $450,913 in Impact Assistance Grants, based on 428,810 acres that Colorado Parks and Wildlife purchased. Since 1979, this program has provided more than $8 million in impact assistance.​

CPW strives to make the process of applying for Impact Assistance Grants as simple as possible. In January of each year, we send a notice to all county assessors in which Colorado Parks and Wildlife owns fee title land, advising them that their counties are eligible for impact assistance from us. When the process is open, this page contains instructions on how to apply for the Impact Assistance Grant.

For questions about the IAG program, please contact Karen Meyer at 303-291-7236.