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Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobile Grant Program
Snowmobilers pause for a break.

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​​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 Trail Grooming Services Grant


The 2017-2018 Grooming Period is over. Please check back in June, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Grooming Season Applications.​ We will reactivate the links at that time.

  1. ​​Cov​er L​etter​
  2. Che​cklist​​​
  3. Application (Part A)
  4. Environmental Forms (Part C1 & C2)
  5. Project Selection Criteria (Part D)
  6. Grant Map (Part E)
  7. Budget Form (Part F)
  8. Certification Form (Part​ G)​
  9. Statement of Exemption from Workers’ Compensation Laws​​

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

 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 f​or the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.​

Timeline & Documents

  • Friday, March 9, 2018
    Application Window Opens

  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Applications Due Back to CPW:
    One signed hard copy and 1 electronic copy

  • Friday, April 25, 2018
    Applications E-mailed to Sub Committee Members

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    CSA Quarterly Meeting and Grant Presentations​
    Glenwood Springs, CO

    The 2018-2019 Snowmobile capital grant application presentations will take place at 8:00 a.m., Saturday May 19, 2018 in the Doc Holiday Meeting Room at the Courtyard by Marriott at Glenwood Springs; 105 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Additionally, the subcommittee will meet Friday evening May 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for a brief review of the applications. This meeting will take place at the Residence Inn at 125 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Spring, CO  81601.

    The public is invited to attend these meetings.​

  • Friday, June 15, 2018
    State Trails Committee Meeting: Project Funding Recommendations

  • Thurs/Fri, July 10 & 11, 2018
    Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting
    Final Funding Decision


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.