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Board of County Commissioners Community Grants

Grants to Colorado Non-Profits & Public Agencies
to Address Community Needs in Eagle County

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11/29/13 5:00 PM


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Grants generally ranging between $10,000 and $50,000 to Eagle County, Colorado non-profit organizations and public agencies, including state and local governments, providing quality programs and/or services that address existing community gaps and are in alignment with the following four strategic priority areas:

1. Social Investment
* Critical Services: Enhance access to shelter, medical care, food, employment, and safety.
* Early Childhood: Strengthen the delivery of early childhood development services, including early learning, family support, and parent education, and social, emotional, mental, and physical health.
* Health Center: Support high quality, accessible, and affordable primary care services.
* Castle Peak Senior Care Community: Establish an assisted living, skilled nursing care, memory care, and transitional care facility.

2. Economic Vitality
* Economic Development: Implement the Eagle County Economic Development Plan, focusing on strengthening existing businesses, providing a climate conducive to new businesses, and promoting economic diversity.
* Airport: Expand domestic and international air service.
* Recreation and Tourism: Facilitate opportunities for diverse outdoor recreation and tourism.
* Redevelopment: Encourage in-fill and strategically located redevelopment that addresses community needs while facilitating the most productive use of limited physical space and infrastructure.

3. Sustainable Communities
* Community Engagement: Involve diverse groups of people and communities.
* Land Use Planning: Champion smart growth principles.
* Transportation: Improve community connections through the advancement of multi-modal regional transportation systems.
* Safety: Promote a safe and secure environment in partnership with the community through prevention, planning, preparation, mitigation, and recovery.

4. Environmental Stewardship
* Environmental Policy: Reduce energy, fuel, material, and water use by promoting efficiency, renewable energy, and waste reduction projects.
* Open Space: Acquire, maintain, and permanently preserve lands of significant scenic, cultural, and/or environmental quality.
* Natural Resources and Habitat: Preserve the natural environment on which communities and economies depend: rivers, air, wildlife, forest, and ecosystems.
* Water: Protect the region's water quality and quantity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137900

Estimated Size of Grant:

Limited grant funds are available. Most awards will be between $10,000 and $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are typically for one year of support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Generally, Eagle County makes grants to the following types of organizations:
* Public agencies, including state and local governments.
* Organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3).

New or emerging organizations without 501(c)(3) status are permitted to apply through a tax-exempt organization that is acting as a fiscal sponsor. Organizations with 501(c)(4) status may be considered.

Individuals are not eligible for grant funding.

Eligible Use of Funds:
Typically, grants are awarded for projects, general operating support, and capacity-building activities. Requests for capital funding will be considered if the proposal has a demonstrable link to a strategic priority.

Pre-Application Information:

Application and Submission:
* Application: Colorado Common Grant Application and Common Grant Application for Capital Campaigns -
* Electronic submission is preferred. Please complete the application in its entirety and submit via email to the email address listed below. If you need to submit in another format please call Sharee Wettstein at the number listed below.

Technical Assistance
A User’s Guide accompanies the Colorado Common Grants Application. A checklist to help you prepare a quality application can be found at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please contact Sharee Wettstein, Administrative Manager, at 970-328-8605 or

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Eagle County

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