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).
Now Accepting Applications
2019 Colorado the Beautiful Trails Grant Program
The Colorado the Beautiful Grant (CTB) Program funds projects through large trail construction grants and regional trails planning grants. The 2016 Colorado the Beautiful Initiative vision is that within a generation, every Coloradan will live within 10 minutes of a park, trail or vibrant open space. This grant program works toward that goal by increasing access to public lands for Coloradans and visitors alike.
How to Apply
DUE DATE: AUGUST 1, 2019
After reading through the instructions document, please contact the State Trails Program Manager, Fletcher Jacobs, to discuss your project and request an application. (303) 791-1957 x4129.
2018 CTB Grant Applications are Available for Review
Grant Information and Submission Summaries
Map of Colorado the Beautiful Grant Submissions
View the 2018 Submitted Grants Map
Map of Funded Colorado the Beautiful Grants
View the 2018 Funded Grants Map
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).
More Information on Colorado the Beautiful
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.