The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund is pleased to announce its next round of competitive grant cycles. The Board will accept applications for Conservation Excellence, Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation (LPOR), Mini, Open Space and Planning Grants. Additionally, the Board is offering three Special Opportunity grants within the Fall 2010 grant cycle:
· Special Opportunity LPOR Development Grants―The maximum grant request for Special Opportunity LPOR Development Grants is $700,000 for park/outdoor recreation development/enhancement. There is no maximum limit for the total project cost. Applicants seeking grants of $200,000 or less should apply using the regular LPOR Grant application.
· Special Opportunity LPOR Land Acquisition Grants―The maximum grant request for Special Opportunity LPOR Land Acquisition Grants is $1 million. Applicants seeking grants of $200,000 or less should apply using the regular LPOR Land Acquisition Grant application.
· Special Opportunity Trail Grants―Grant requests for Special Opportunity Trail Grants must be no less than $200,000 and cannot exceed $500,000. Applicants seeking grants for less than $200,000 should contact the State Trails Program for potential funding.
Open Space, LPOR, Mini and Planning Grant applications are available online at www.goco.org.
All other applications are available by request only. Contact Kathleen Staks at email@example.com for information about Conservation Excellence Grants.
Contact Aimee Wesley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Miller at email@example.com for information about all Special Opportunity Grants available during the Fall 2010 cycle
JULY 26, 2010: Conservation Excellence applications are due at GOCO.
AUGUST 2, 2010: Open Space applications are due at GOCO.
AUGUST 27, 2010: All other grant applications are due at GOCO.
DECEMBER 8, 2010: All Fall 2010 grant awards will be decided and announced.
For complete information about applying for a GOCO grant, please visit www.goco.org.