The application window is now OPEN and extends from
August 2, 2021 – October 4, 2021
To continue Colorado Parks and Wildlife's goal to improve outdoor recreation opportunities while protecting wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources, we are pleased to announce the 2022 Non-Motorized Trails and Land and Water Conservation Fund grant cycle.
We are offering three categories for this year's Non-Motorized Trail grant cycle:
- Maintenance, and
While we will provide funding for all three categories, the program is placing an emphasis on maintenance projects for the 2022 Non-Motorized Grant Cycle to address the increased need to repair and improve existing trails in Colorado.
For this year's LWCF grant cycle, we have increased our maximum grant award to fund projects that implement statewide outdoor recreation goals as outlined in the 2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). We are putting an emphasis on funding projects that either:
- Acquire or develop parks/outdoor recreation resources to increase opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation (such as creating parks/outdoor recreation resources in areas where none exist or there are not enough to support the size or demand of the population)
- Maintain or renovate existing LWCF sites to increase sustainable access for residents and visitors (such as ensuring sites are ADA compliant to allow for better recreational access)
Please find information about this year's opportunities below. Contact the State Trails Program at 303-791-1957 ext. 4129 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WEBINARS - We will be hosting two webinars to go over program policies, application requirements, and commonly asked questions. Please visit the NEWS page for details and registration links.
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.
NEW for 2022! The minimum match requirement for non-motorized trails grants has been decreased to 25% of the grant request. 10% of that minimum amount must be cash. A calculation tool has been added to the forms list.
Applicants will present their proposal to the subcommittee members. Further information is listed in the application documentation.
Applicants may submit two applications for a Non-Motorized grant:
- One for Construction or Maintenance work
- One for Planning or Support
Grant Process Schedule – Denver Area
(Meeting locations and details will be updated as they are arranged)
- August 2 - October 4, 2021: Grant applications available
- September 7, 2021: Basic project scope and map emailed to Area Wildlife Manager and Trails
- October - December 2021: CPW staff and subcommittee preliminary review
- January 2022 – Applicant presentations to
- January 2022 – State Trails Committee reviews recommendations from
March 2022: CPW Commission final funding decision
- April -
June 2022: Contracts and purchase orders are prepared and distributed to awarded project applicants
- April or July 2022: LWCF projects submitted to the NPS
- July - September 2022*: LWCF start date with the NPS
- July - September 2022: LWCF contracts are prepared and distributed to awarded project applicants.
* LWCF grant start date is dependent on the NPS grant round submission date (April or July)