The Jefferson County Open Space Nonprofit (NP) Grants program provides funding assistance for public park and recreation programs and projects occurring on public lands and/or facilities in accordance with State of Colorado Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) requirements. The CTF are proceeds from the Colorado Lottery.
This program is for nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations with a mission or purpose of providing or enhancing parks, recreation, trails, land conservation, and/or environmental stewardship and education on publicly owned land. To be eligible for NP Grants, an organization must provide written documentation that it meets the above criteria. Jefferson County Open Space will make the final eligibility determination based on information provided by the nonprofit organization.
Projects eligible for award include:
Examples of projects not eligible for NP funding – Operating expenses involving program activities and supplies and non-capital improvements per State of Colorado Conservation Trust Fund requirements. Additionally, facilities offering limited public access will not be considered.
The 2018 proposed NP Grant funding is $25,000.
Note: The 2018 NP Grant program funding from the Conservation Trust Fund, must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), as part of the 2018 Jeffco Open Space, Budget, likely to occur in December 2017.
Completed and signed NP Grant applications must be emailed to us by November 10, 2017 at [email protected]. The planned grant schedule is as follows:
Applications emailed to eligible applicants
JCOS Contact: Gina Barton, Administration & Real Estate Manager - (303) 271-5943