There are two types of grants available, the Snowmobile Capital/Construction Project 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 Capital/Construction Project Grant
Since 1978, the Colorado Snowmobile Capital Grants Program has allocated thousands of dollars to successful applicants to purchase new groomers, repair existing groomers, for trailhead improvements, construction of permanent groomer and maintenance facilities and for the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.
Snowmobile Capital/Construction Grant Timeline
March 3, 2020 - Application Window Opens
April 20, 2020 - Applications Due Back to CPW
May 15, 2020 - Subcommittee Review of all Applications
May 16, 2020 - CSA Quarterly Meeting and Grant Presentations
June 5, 2020 - State Trails Committee (Snowmobile Grants Action Item)
July 16-17, 2020 - CPW Commission, Final Approval
Friday, May 15, 2020 - Subcommittee ReviewTime: 7:30 p.mResidence Inn125 Wulfsohn Rd.
Grant Application Review Meetings
Saturday, May 16,2020 - Grant PresentationsTime: 8:00 a.m.Courtyard by Marriott (Doc Holiday Meeting Room)105 Wulfsohn Rd.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
The public is invited to attend these meetings
2020-2021 Grant Documents
Deadline for submission is Friday, April 20, 2020
Guidelines followed to determine allocations:
The following guidelines will help you understand the criteria used when recommending awards to applicants of this program:
Prioritizes the need as related to the grooming program of the club and the state snowmobile grooming program.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain the equipment/project being proposed.
Justify the real need for the equipment or repair.
Quality of the grant proposal, neat, well-organized information.
Provides for or supports safe, quality winter opportunities to the general public.
Provides or supports quality snowmobile trail systems.
Provides for winter trail related facilities that enhance the snowmobiling experience.
Provides for the connection of winter trail systems into a statewide network.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming Services Grant
The 2019-2020 Grooming application window is now CLOSED.
Please check back in June, 2020 for the 2020-2021 Grooming Season Applications. We will reactivate the links at that time.
- Application (Part A)
- Environmental Forms (Part C1 & C2)
- Project Selection Criteria (Part D)
- Grant Map (Part E)
- Budget Form (Part F)
- Certification Form
- Statement of Exemption from Workers’ Compensation Laws
Clubs need to acquire a DUNS number as RTP (Federal funds) are used as part of the grooming allocation. Clubs should also register on
SAM.gov. For more information, view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for DUNS Number and SAM Registration.