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.
The 2024 Trails Partnership Program officially closed on September 15, 2023.
The following are required components of the application:
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 Jefferson 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 (PDF) and Implementation Resources (PDF) 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!