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Regional Partnerships Initiative
Regional Partnerships Initiative

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Outdoor Regional Partnership Funding Program

Accepting Letters of Interest through October 12, 2022. Applications are due November 2, 2022. 

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 is now available to 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.

If you are interested in this funding opportunity, submit a letter of interest to jody.kennedy@state.co.us​ by October 12th. For information on how to apply and the application criteria, see the Grant Application Guidance Document

Fall 2022 Grant Application Timeline 

  • September​ 6: The application period opens. 

  • September 27, 10 a.m.: CPW will host a virtual Q&A Session for interested applicants. ​Register here for this session.

  • October 12: Letters of interest due to CPW.

  • November 2: Applications due to CPW. 

  • January 5, 2023: Awards & Partnerships Announced.

For questions  and more information:

  • contact CPW Regional Partnership Program Manager Jody Kennedy at ​jody.kennedy@state.co.us.

  • sign-up for the Colorado Outdoor Partnership email list to receive information.



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.