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Partners in the Outdoors Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Partners in the Outdoors Grant Program

The Partners in the Outdoors Program is a platform for networking and collaboration to advance and balance outdoor recreation and conservation in Colorado.​ To support these efforts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides grant funds to assist our partners across the state who are helping to achieve this goal.​

2024 Grant Program: Applications open March 18​

​Grant Timeline

  • Applications are due on April 30, 2024
  • Grant awards announced in mid to late May
  • Funds will be disbursed by late June.

Apply for a 2024 Partners in the Outdoors Grant

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a grant, a partner organization must: 

  • Be a non-profit organization or a government entity 
  • Provide a grant report detailing the use of funds at the closure of the grant cycle. 

Projects should be collaborative in nature and address the priority areas identified in our Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP​):

  1. Sustainable Access and Opportunity - all Coloradans and vis​itors benefit from outdoor recreation and conservation.
  2. Stewardship - Coloradans and visitors enjoy and care for natural and cultural resources and commit to stewarding them for future generations
  3. Land, Water and Wildlife Conservation: Private and public lands and waters are conserved to support sustainable outdoor recreation, the environment and wildlife habitat.
  4. Funding the Future - Coloradans and visitors contribute to diverse funding sources that are dedicated to support outdoor recreation and conservation.​

We highly encourage projects and initiatives that are a collaborative effort involving multiple partner organizations.​

Matching funds (in-kind and/or cash match that are from sources other than CPW) are not required but strongly recommended in order to increase the impact of the Partners in the Outdoors grant funds.

If your organization has been awarded a grant for the past 3 consecutive years you are not eligible to apply this year. Please contact dnr_cpwpartners@sta​ if you are unsure about your eligibility​

See the previous grant reci​pients​ from 2014-2023. We did not conduct the Partners in the Outdoors Grant program for the year 2020.