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Non Motorized Trails Grants
Non Motorized Trails Grants
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers all-Woman trail crew working on the Masontown Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Colorado State Recreational Trails Grant Program funds projects to continue to improve outdoor recreation opportunities, including trail construction, maintenance, planning, and support while protecting wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources.

What projects are eligible for this grant?

We are offering four categories for this year's Non-Motorized Trail grant cycle to address the increased need to repair and improve existing trails in Colorado:

  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Support

Funding Request Limit: Applicants can request up to $250,000 for Construction/Maintenance projects; $45,000 for Planning/Support. There is no minimum.​


    2023 Grant Applications

    • ​The application window is now CLOSED. Information and instructions on how to apply for the 2023-2024 grant cycle will be posted in August 2023​.
    • Review both the how-to apply information and federal requirements before submitting your application.
    • Applicants will present their proposal to the subcommittee members in January 2023. Further information will be provided.

    How many applications can I submit?​

    ​Applicants may submit two applications for a Non-Motorized grant: 

    • One for Construction or Maintenance work
    • One for Planning or Support​


    Non-Motorized Grant Application Forms (for ALL applications)

    Download and submit the appropriate forms with your Project Application(s) (listed below). 

    Important: Discard any previous versions of forms you may have. Older versions of the application or budget forms CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. 

    Area Wildlife Manager​ Review Documents

    Contact the State Trails Program at 303-791-1957 ext. 4129 or trails@​state.co.us with any questions.​



    2023 Grant Review Meetings - Denver Area​

    The State Recreational Trails Committee and its grant review and ranking subcommittees meet to review the non-motorized trail grant applications. These meetings are open to the public and provide a platform for verbal comments on the applications.​

    Meeting locations and details will be added once finalized.

    2023 Grant Timeline

    • August 3 - October 4, 2022: Grant applications available
    • September 6, 2022: Basic project scope and map emailed to Area Wildlife Manager/Trails Program
    • October - December 2022: CPW staff and subcommittee preliminary reviews
    • January 2023 – Applicant presentations to subcommittees
    • January 2023 – State Trails Committee reviews rec​ommendations from subcommittees
    • March 2023: CPW Commission final funding decision
    • April - June 2023: Contracts and purchase orders are prepared and distributed to awarded applicants

    Reference Documents

    Federal Funding Requirements

    All projects awarded with federal funding are subject to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (F​FATA). Applicants should request a Unique Entity Identifier if their organization does not already have one. The link to register for a new UEI is listed on the right under "Grant Documentation".

    ​Federal OMB, 2 CFR 200 Uniform Procurement Guidance applies to all CPW RTP​​ grants (as of 2018).

    Build America, Buy America Domestic Content Procurement Preference

    The Build Am​erica, Buy America​ (BABA) Act as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (s. 70901) is a domestic content procurement preference that applies to federal agencies and financial assistance funding programs, including the ​RTP. The provision specifically requires any iron, steel and manufactured goods used in projects involving construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public building, public works, or real property to be produced or manufactured in the United States. It specifically applies to:

    • Iron or steel which must be produced in the US, including all manufacturing processes (from melting to coatings);
    • A manufactured project which must be manufactured in the US, with 55% minimum domestic content; and
    • A construction material which must be manufactured in the US.
    Grantees are responsible for determining that a product or material is produced or manufactured in the US, along with keeping records of certifications to demonstrate compliance. Further guidance can be found at www.doi.gov/grants/BuyAmerica​.​

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


    2023 Submitted​ Applications ​for Non-Motorized Grants

    The 2022-2023 Non-Motorized grant applications are posted below for public review. Comments can be emailed to trails@state.co.us​.

    Public Comment must be received by close of business on Friday, December 9, 2022

    Grant Informa​tion and Submission Summaries

    Construction Applications​

    1. Kiowa Creek Trail Improvement Project
    2. Dutch Creek Regional Trail
    3. Shavano Gateway Recreation Area
    4. Himebaugh Gulch Loop Trail
    5. Play Fair Park
    6. North Fruita Desert Trail
    7. Fraser Valley T​rails Redevelopment
    8. Westwood Via Verde Trail
    9. Virginia Canyon Mountain Park, Ph. 2
    10. Maroon Creek Multi-Use Trail
    11. Town Park Completion-Wetlands Phase
    12. Baker's Park Trail System
    13. Tabor Lake Trail
    14. Miners Trails
    15. West Steamboat Trail, Ph. 1
    16. Austin Bluffs Open Space Improvements
    17. Baca NWR Nature and Heritage Trail

    Maintena​​nce Applications

    1. Weminuche​ Trails
    2. Devils Playground Trail Improvement
    3. 2023 Crested Butte Conservation Corps
    4. Hanging Lake Trail Reconstruction
    5. Wilderness Stewardship-Four-Pass Loop
    6. Colorado 14ers Statewide Maintenance
    7. Oil Well Flats
    8. Partnership for Stewardship 2023
    9. South Park Ranger District Maintenance
    10. 2023 GFO Non-Motorized Trail Crew
    11. Trail Conservation Services Maintenance Team
    12. Evergreen Lake North Trail
    13. Historic Monsoons Trail Damage Maintenance
    14. Pueblo Mountain Park Trail Maintenance
    15. Walsenburg Riverwalk Renovation

    Planning/Support Applications

    1. Mapping Trails with LIDAR Data
    2. Rio Grande Southern Dolores Placer Connection
    3. 59th Ave. Trailhead for Poudre River & Sheep Draw Trails
    4. Chaffee County Strategic​ Trails System & Conservation Plan
    5. Envisioning Monument's Parks, Trails and Open Spaces
    6. Snowmass Village Town Park Pond & Wetlands Recreation Expansion
    7. Walsenburg Riverwalk Planning Project
    8. Trail Training Expansion
    9. Advancing Volunteer Capacity
    10. Continental Divide Trail Coalition Field Instructors
    11. Training, Tools and Leaders 2023
    12. Empowering Mountain Communities in Conservation

    Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Applications

    1. Vail Pass Rest Area Replacement
    2. Bear Creek Park, Ph. 1
    3. Trent Park Expansion Project
    4. Fall River Trail Project, Ph. 4
    5. Wright Park Redevelopment​​

    ​​​​​​Pre-2023 Non-​Motorized Recreational Trails Grant​s Archive