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Colorado the Beautiful Grant
Colorado the Beautiful Grant

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The Colorado the Beautiful Grant Program funds projects through large trail construction grants and regional trails planning grants. It provides a unique opportunity that includes goals, objectives and criteria independent of the normal motorized and non-motorized Colorado Parks and Wildlife grants that run each fall. The program is a partnership between CPW and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

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Now Accepting Applications

​​​2019 Colorado the Beautiful Trails Grant Program

​The Colorado the Beautiful Grant (CTB) Program funds projects through large trail construction grants and regional trails planning grants. The 2016 Colorado the Beautiful Initiative vision is that within a generation, every Coloradan will live within 10 minutes of a park, trail or vibrant open space. This grant program works toward that goal by increasing access to public lands for Coloradans and visitors alike.

​​How to Apply

​​DUE DATE: AUGUST 1, 2019

After reading through the instructions document, please contact the State Trails Program Manager, Fletcher Jacobs, to discuss your project and request an application. (303) 791-1957 x4129​.

Grant Information:


2018 CTB Grant Applications are Available for Review​​​​

Grant Information and Submission S​​​um​maries

​​​​Construction/Maintenance Grants

​​​​Planning Grants

 1. Envision Recreation in Balance

​​​​Map of Colorado the Beautiful Grant Submissions

2018 Submitted Grants Map

View the 2018 Submitted Grants Map

​​​​Map of Funded Colorado the Beautiful Grants​

018 Funded Grants Map

View the 2018 Funded Grants Map 


Grant Cycle Timeline​

  • ​June 1, 2019: Application cycle opens
  • July1, 2019: Initial project​ description/map due to appropriate Area Wildlife Manager
  • August 1, 2019: Applications due
  • August-November​: ​Grant proposals are reviewed by the subcommittee and CPW staff, applicants give oral presentations
  • ​​December 6, 2019: State Trails Committee Funding Recommendation
  • January : CPW Commission Approval and grant award announcements
  • February-May: Contracts finalized, funding available

​​Schedule for Public Meetings

Details on location, time and agendas for meetings will be posted on the Trails News​ page prior to the scheduled date(s).


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More Information on Colorado the Beautiful​​

The Colorado the Beautiful Initiative​ ​was announced in 2016. Its vision is that within a generation, every Coloradan will live within 10 minutes of a park, trail, or vibrant green space. The Colorado the Beautiful Grant Program works towards that goal by increasing access to public lands for Coloradans and visitors alike.​​​

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