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

​​Program Grants

​Who can apply?

  • Grooming clubs under the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA) umbrella
  • City, County, Local and Federal Government entities

What projects are eli​gible for this grant?

  • Snowmobile equipment purchases and repairs
  • Construction projects such as groomer and maintenance facilities
  • Trail improvements
  • Signage and trail marking materials

To be considered for this grant, project grant proposals must: 

  • prioritize the applicants' need as it relates to the State snowmobile grooming program, 
  • demonstrate the ability to maintain the equipment and project proposed, 
  • justify the need for equipment or repairs, 
  • provide for and support safe winter opportunities for the public, 
  • support quality snowmobile trails, provide for facilities that enhance the snowmobiling experience, 
  • or connect winter trail systems to a statewide trail network.

The quality of all grant proposals (clear, well-organized information) will be taken into consideration.​

​2024-2025 Grant Applications

The application window​​ is now OPEN.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024.

2024 ​​Grant Review Meetings

The public is invited to attend these review meetings

Friday, May 10, 2024 - Subcommittee Review

  • Location: ​Hampton Inn & Suites, 785 E. Rainbow Blvd., Salida, CO 81201
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11,2024 - Grant Presentations

  • Location: ​Hampton Inn & Suites, 785 E. Rainbow Blvd., Salida, CO 81201​​
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.

2023-2024 Snowmobile Program Grant Timeline

  • March 25, 2024 - Application Window Opens
  • April 26, 2024 - Applications Due Back to CPW
  • May 10, 2024 - Subcommittee Review of all Applications
  • May 11, 2024 - CSA Quarterly Meeting and Grant Presentations
  • May 31, 2024 - State Trails Committee (Snowmobile Grants Action Item)
  • July 18-19, 2024 - Parks and Wildlife Commission, Final Approval​

Snowmobile Trail Grooming Services Grants

​Who can apply?

Grooming clubs under the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA) umbrella. Clubs must have a current US Forest Service Special Use permit for grooming on Federal land, and/or a Land Use Permit from private land owners.​

What projects are eligible for this grant?

Projects relating to snowmobile trails on public and private lands that have current Special Use permits.

​2023-2024 Trail Grooming Applications​

  • The 2023-2024 trail grooming application window is now CLOSED.​ Information and document links for 2024-2025 will be posted in early July.​

Clubs need to acquire a SAM Unique Entity Identifier - UEI (formally DUNS) ID, as RTP (Federal funds) are used as part of the grooming allocation. C​​lubs can find more information and registration links on​.​​

2023-2024 Submitted Applications for Snowmobile Program Grants

The 2023-202​​4 Snowmobile Program grant applications are posted below for public review.

  1. Delta Snokrusers Groomer Purchase
  2. Grand Lake Trail Grooming Groomer Purchase
  3. Gunnison Sno Trackers Groomer Purchase
  4. North Fork Groomer Purchase
  5. Rifle Snowmobile Club Groomer Purchase
  6. Silverton Groomer Purchase
  7. North Routt Snow Riders Groomer Purchase
  8. White River Partial Groomer
  9. Summit Snow Riderz Groomer Service
  10. NOWESCO Summer Maintenance
  11. NOWESCO Concrete Floor & Drainage System
  12. CSA Enclosed Trailer

Past Snowmobile Grant Applications

2022 - 2023 Trail Grants

  1. ​​​​​Wolf Creek Trailblazers Groomer Purchase
  2. South Fork Powder Busters Groomer Purchase
  3. Uncompahgre Valley Trail Riders Repair & Maintenance
  4. Steamboat Lakes Snow Club Groomer Purchase
  5. Routt Powder Riders Repair & Maintenance
  6. Gunnison County Sno Trackers Groomer Purchase

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.