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Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobile Grant Program
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There are two types of grants available, the Snowmobile Program 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 Program Project Grant​


Since 1978, the Colorado Snowmobile 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 f​or the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.​

Snowmobile Program Project 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

2021-2022 Project Grant Documents

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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 2020-2021 Grooming Application window is now CLOSED.

Information and document links for 2021-2022 will be posted in early July 2021

  1. ​​Cov​er L​etter​
  2. Che​cklist​​​
  3. Application (Part A)
  4. Budget Form (Part B) (Tip: Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As..." to save the xlsx format file to your computer)
  5. Grooming Grant Timeline
  6. Mileage and Route Description (Part​ G)​ (Tip: Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As..." to save the xlsx format file to your computer)
  7. 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​.​​​​​​