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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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​​​2019 Colorado the Beautiful (CtB) Trails Grant Program - The application window is now closed​​.

2019 CtB Grant Applications are Available for Review​​​​

  • Comments may be emailed to dnr_trails@state.co.us.
  • The deadline for public comment is Friday, October 18, 2019

Grant Information and Submission S​​​um​maries

Construction/Maintenance Grants

  1. Bennett Open Space Trail
  2. Sand Creek Regional Trail
  3. Devil's Playground Trail, Phase II
  4. Fall River Trail
  5. Frisco Nordic Center
  6. Evergreen Lake Trail
  7. Tolland Ranch Trail

​​​​Planning Grants

  1. Central City Trails Master Plan
  2. Paths to Mesa Verde Plan
  3. Cache la Poudre Interpretive Plan
  4. Divide Ranger District Sustainable Recreation Plan
  5. West Steamboat Trail Connection Plan
  6. Fountain Creek Greenway Plan
  7. Outside 285 Master Plan

​​​​Map of Colorado the Beautiful Grant Submissions

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).

Archive - 2018 CTB Grant Application Documents

Grant Information and Submission S​​​um​maries

​​​​Construction/Maintenance Grants

​​​​Planning Grants

 1. Envision Recreation in Balance

​​​​Maps of Colorado the Beautiful Grant Submissions

2018 Submitted Grants Map

View the 2018 Submitted Grants Map

​​​​Maps of Funded Colorado the Beautiful Grants​

018 Funded Grants Map

View the 2018 Funded Grants Map 

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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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