The Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program is offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to support wildlife rehabilitation efforts across the state.
- Grants are for a minimum of $1,000 and do not require match
- The application deadline is November 18, 2022
For further information or any questions, please contact Travis Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant and Activity Eligibility
Total funding estimated to be available for 2022 will be announced soon.
- Applicants must be a wildlife rehabilitator currently licensed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
- Grant funds can only be used for species authorized under the applicable wildlife rehabilitation license.
- Per the authorizing statute, the minimum grant award is $1,000
- Food for species rehabilitated at the facility
- Upgrade or repair of facility infrastructure
- Facility operation and maintenance
- Upgraded, expanded, or new rehabilitation structures (e.g. enclosures, flight cages) at existing licensed facilities
- Veterinary or medical expenses
- Training for facility staff or volunteers
- Public education and outreach on animal rehabilitation, and resolving human-wildlife conflicts
- Staff salaries
- Non-releasable animal support or housing (e.g. sanctuary)
- Activities related to species not authorized under the applicable wildlife rehabilitation license, except for sparrows, starlings and collared doves
- Out of state travel or conferences
Board members may consider the following factors when assessing grant applications:
- Type and number of species rehabilitated annually
- Preference for funding existing facilities vs. a newly created facility
- Good track record of rehabilitation
- Fills a local/regional need
- Ability to complete planned project
- Geographic distribution of funding
- Matching funds are NOT required
- Partial funding may be awarded
Grant Recipient Requirements
The following lists responsibilities that are required of grant recipients:
- Financial records for grant funds must be submitted at the time of reimbursement
- Reimbursable expenses may only be incurred during the grant period (i.e., work completed prior to grant award and contract set-up is not eligible for reimbursement)
- Quarterly and final reports are required
- Grant funds must be used in a timely manner in accordance with the approved application
- Appropriate state and federal permits to work on species at the facility must be maintained
- On-site inspection of the completed project, or of the facility, may be required
See House Bill 17-1250.