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Snowmobile Program Grants
Snowmobile Program Grants
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There are two types of grants available, the Snowmobile Program Grant​ and the Snowmobile Trail Grooming Services Grant.

​​Funding for the Snowmobile Program is derived from snowmobile registration fees and is allocated to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on an annual basis by Colorado’s General Assembly. In addition to trail grooming and signing for the snowmobiling public, this funding also supports registration operations, snowmobile law enforcement, the snowmobile safety certification program and Colorado’s Avalanche Warning Program.​​​

 Snowmobile Program Grant​


Since 1978, the Colorado Snowmobile Program has allocated thousands of grant dollars to successful applicants to purchase new groomers, repair existing​ groomers, conduct trailhead improvements, construction of permanent groomer and maintenance facilities and f​or the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.​

Snowmobile Program Grant Timeline

  • March 9, 2021 - Application Window Opens

  • May 4, 2021 - Applications Due Back to CPW

  • May 14, 2021 - Subcommittee Review of all Applications

  • May 15, 2021 - CSA Quarterly Meeting and Grant Presentations

  • June 4, 2021 - State Trails Committee (Snowmobile Grants Action Item)

  • July 15-16, 2021 - Parks and Wildlife Commission, Final Approval

​​Grant Application Review Meetings

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Subcommittee Review
  • Time: 7:30 p.m - Virtual Meeting
  • Registration for webinar will be posted prior to the meeting

Saturday, May 15,2021 - Grant Presentations
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - Virtual Meeting
  • Registration for webinar will be posted prior to the meeting
The public is invited to attend these meetings

The 2021-2022 Program Application window is now CLOSED.

Information and document links for 2022-2023 will be posted in early March 2022

  1. Project Grant C​over Letter
  2. Project Grant Checklist
  3. Project Grant Application (Exhibit A)​​
  4. Project Grant Timeline
  5. Project Grant Budget Form (Exhibit B) (Tip: Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" to save the xlsx format file to your computer)
  6. Additional Terms and Conditions (Exhibit H)

Guidelines followed to determine allocations​​:

The following guidelines will help you understand the criteria used when recommending awards to applicants of this program:  

    1. Prioritizes the need as related to the grooming program of the club and the state snowmobile grooming program.

    2. Demonstrate the ability to maintain the equipment/project being proposed.

    3. Justify the real need for the equipment or repair.

    4. Quality of the grant proposal, neat, well-organized information.

    5. Provides for or supports safe, quality winter opportunities to the general public. 

    6. Provides or supports quality snowmobile trail systems. 

    7. Provides for winter trail related facilities that enhance the snowmobiling experience. 

    8. Provides for the connection of winter trail systems into a statewide network.

 ​Snowmobile Trail Grooming Services Grant


The 2021-2022 Grooming Application window is now CLOSED.

Information and document links for 2022-2023 will be posted in early July 2022

  1. ​​Cov​er L​etter​
  2. Che​cklist​​​
  3. Application (Part A)
  4. Budget Form (Part B)
  5. Mileage and Route Description (Part​ G)​
  6. Workers Compensation Exemption Form

​Clubs need to acquire a DUNS number as RTP (Federal funds) are used as part of the grooming allocation. C​​lubs should also register on​.​ For more information, view ​​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for D​UNS Number and​​​​ SAM Registration​.​​​​​​