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Regional Partnerships Initiative
Regional Partnerships Initiative

Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnership Funding Program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) are collaborating to fund new and existing coalitions to join a statewide initiative working to ensure that Colorado’s land, water, and wildlife thrive while also providing for equitable access to quality outdoor recreation experiences.

Funding will support new and existing coalitions that meet criteria under a State-level vision and advance the development of local and regional planning elements to inform a Statewide Conservation and Recreation Plan.

The spring 2022 grant cycle closed on May 11, 2022. Refer back to this webpage and sign-up for the Colorado Outdoor Partnership email list to receive information about future opportunities. 

2022 Spring Grant Application Timeline 

March 23: The application period opens

April 7: CPW will host a virtual Q&A Session to assist interested coalitions. Register here for this session.

April 18: Regional Partnership Summit, Vail CO 12:30 PM. Contact CPW Regional Partnership Program Manager at ​jody.kennedy@state.co.us to learn more.  

April 22: Prior to this date, applicants must contact CPW Regional Partnership Program Manager at ​jody.kennedy@state.co.us

May 11, Wednesday, 5:00 PM: Applications due

May 12 - June 17: Grant applications are reviewed and evaluated by CPW field staff, the Colorado Outdoor Partnership (CO-OP) Scoring Committee, and the CPW Director

June 28: Awards announced



Questions on the Regional Partnerships Initiative:

Jody Kennedy
Regional Partnership Program Manager
jody.kennedy@state.co.us




Governor Jared Polis signs Executive Order creating the Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnerships Initiative. 

The Colorado Outdoor Partnership logo

The executive order tasks the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to work with the Colorado Outdoor Partnership (CO-OP) to identify, create and formalize local and regional collaboratives, as Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnerships. Together DNR, CPW and the CO-OP will develop a state-level vision for the sustainable management of Colorado’s lands, waters, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The Regional Partnerships will identify projects and create local and regional priorities for balancing recreation and conservation to inform a Statewide Conservation and Recreation Plan

Visit the Colorado Outdoor Partnership to learn more about this initiative.