Trails Partnership Program

The Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) Trails Partnership Program is a grant program that provides supplemental funding to assist partners in implementing their priority trail projects within Jefferson County. Grants are awarded on an annual basis and there is no guarantee of funds under this program in future years.

One grant application per year may be submitted by each partner. JCOS will consider funding up to 25% for local projects and 50% for regional projects. Local projects are defined as projects occurring within a single jurisdiction while regional projects occur across multiple jurisdictions. More information on eligibility requirements and application process can be found in the Trails Partnership Program Info Sheet.

Trails Partnership Program 2021 Application

The 2021 application cycle closed on December 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of award in March 2021.

Applications for the 2022 Trails Partnership Program will open in spring 2021. The following are required components of the application: 

  • Application (posted in spring 2021)
  • Contact the Trails Program Coordinator prior to submitting application
  • Map(s) delineating the location of the project and management boundaries
  • Budget spreadsheet
  • Resolution or motion from governing board supporting the project
  • Review the JCOS Funding Recognition Guide


Jeffco Trails Plan

The Jeffco Trails Plan is the first-ever, Countywide trails plan that envisions a healthier, engaged community connected by trails. The Plan is a result of a collaborative effort that included multiple partner organizations and extensive community engagement to identify trail opportunities and implementation strategies that increase safety, access, and connectivity of Jefferso County trails or greenspaces.

The Jeffco Trails Plan aspires to provide County residents access to a trail or greenspace within a 10-minute walk in the plains and 10-minute drive in the mountain areas. The Plan identifies specific goals and strategies to be pursued and achieved through collaboration with partner organizations. Review the Jeffco Trails Plan and Implementation Resources to understand how you can use the guidelines to prioritize and execute proposed trails and projects for your community to make the Plan a reality!

Draft Jeffco Trails Plan cover photo