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Non-Motorized Grant Application Forms
Non-Motorized Grant Application Forms
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​The Colorado State Recreational Trails Grant Program funds projects for large recreational trail grants, small recreational trail grants, trail planning, and trail support grants. This program is a partnership among: 

Non-Motorized Trails Grant Applications

The application window is now CLOSED.

  The 2019-2020 cycle begins August 1, 2019

Forms, Requirements and Instructions

Please review carefully and discard any older versions you may have. Older versions of the application or budget CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants will appear in person to present their proposal to the subcommittee members. Further information is listed in the application document.

Grants Schedule – Denver Area

(Meeting locations and details will be updated as they are arranged)

  • August 1 - October 1, 2019: Grant applications available
  • September 1: Basic project scope and map emailed to Area Wildlife Manager and Trails
  • October - December 28, 2019: CPW staff and subcommittee preliminary review
  • January 2020 – Applicant presentations to subcommittee
  • January 2020 – State Trails Committee reviews recommendations from subcommittee
  • March, 2020: CPW Commission makes the final funding decision
  • May - June, 2020: Contracts are written and distributed to awarded project applicants


Download the Grant Instructions.

Funding Source:

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)

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Funding Source:

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Eligible Applicants: State and local governments with the legal authority to provide park and recreation services on public land are eligible to apply for LWCF assistance.

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Environmental Forms

Non-Motorized Trail Grants

Funding for non-motorized trail grants will be based on the availability of funds from our partners. Availability of funds for successful applicants may vary due to legislative processes, fiscal year parameters and/or written authorization of spending authority. Contracts are typically sent out for signature in the May-June timeframe of the grant cycle. Please consider this when planning your projects and timelines.

The non-motorized trail grant selection follows a four-tiered recommendation and approval process.

  1. Applications are first reviewed by CPW wildlife field biologists and regional CPW staff. This process allows CPW to flag potential wildlife issues prior to the review by the subcommittees. While concerns may be flagged during this review, CPW’s field staff will attempt to resolve these concerns prior to further review.

  2. Applications are then evaluated by the grant review and ranking subcommittees which score and rank the applications in order of their recommended funding priority.

  3. The ranked applications are then passed to the State Trails Committee which evaluates the applications in ranked order and recommends funding strategies to the CPW Commission.

  4. The Parks and Wildlife Commission provides the final funding approval.

State Trails staff and grant reviewers cannot comment on the status of a grant application until the evaluation and scoring process is completed.

Federal Funding Requirements

All projects awarded with federal funding are subject to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA). Applicants should request a DUNS number if your organization does not already have one.

Request a DUNS number on the SAM website.

Reference Documents