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Colorado the Beautiful Grant
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).



CtB Grant Applications are Available for Review​

The 2018-2019 Colorado the Beautiful grant applications are posted below for public review. Comments can be emailed to​ during a specific time frame. The comment period for this year is now closed.

The State Recreational Trails Committee and its grant review and ranking subcommittees will be meeting to review these grant applications in accordance with the schedule posted below. These meetings are open to the public and provide a platform for verbal comment on the applications.

Grant Information and Submission S​​​um​maries

​​​​Construction/Maintenance Grants

​​​​Planning Grants

 1. Envision Recreation in Balance
 2. Pioneer's Redefined

​​Grant Cycle Timeline

​Specific timeline information will be posted prior to the next grant cycle. In general, the following can be used as a guideline:

  • ​June:         Application cycle opens, forms available on website
  • August:      Applications due
  • October:    ​Grant proposals are reviewed by subcommittee, a​pplicants give oral presentations
  • ​​October: ​   State Trails Committee Funding Recommendation
  • November: CPW Commission Approval and grant award announcements
  • Jan-Mar:    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).

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More Information on Colorado the Beautiful​​

In 2016, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative​ ​at his State of the State Address. 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.​​​