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2018 Conservation Trust (Lottery) Fund (CTF)

Grants to Park County, Colorado Nonprofits to Enhance
Conservation Sites and Outdoor Recreation Areas

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Deadline Date:

12/19/17 6:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Park County, Colorado nonprofit organizations for the development and improvement of conservation sites and outdoor recreation areas. Funding is available for the development, maintenance, and acquisition of natural areas and historic sites, as well as the maintenance or capital improvement of public recreational areas.

The Conservation Trust Fund is comprised of proceeds from the Colorado Lottery, a share of which is distributed annually to each of the 64 counties in Colorado. The use of these funds is legally restricted to the following activities:

1. Acquisition, development, and maintenance of conservation sites in Park County (open space, conservation easements, historic sites, natural areas, habitat); or

2. Capital improvements or maintenance for recreation purposes on any public site (parks, trails, sports facilities, aquatic recreation areas, arenas, community centers).

All applications will be considered for funding, as long as the published criteria are met. However, priority will be given to applications in which: (a) the trust funds will be used as “seed” money to leverage larger grants from other organizations,(b) the trust funds will be used for acquisition, development and capital improvement projects and (c) groups which are self sustaining.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148612

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount and number of grant awards varies from year to year, depending on the total funding pool and the number of applicants. Typically, in past years individual awards range from $1,000 to $25,000 in any given year.

Term of Contract:

Each entity will have until December 31, 2018 in which to use these funds.

If an extension is needed beyond the end of the year, that request must be made in writing, and filed with an interim report by December 15th of each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Submit with the application, documentation of the organizations not-for-profit status. Acceptable proof is either a copy of your IRS 501(c)3 Certificate or a Certificate of Exemption for Sales and Use Tax from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must provide a minimum of ten percent (10%) cash match. A cash match of greater than 10% will result in a higher overall score. Cash matches may include U.S. currency, professional (contract) services, and purchase of equipment or materials having a cash value. Cash matches do not include volunteer time, travel or administrative expenses. The latter are considered in-kind support and will be scored separately from the required 10% cash match.

In order for your application to be reviewed by the committee, your completed application must be received in the office no later than December 19, 2017 by 6:00 PM (postmark date is not acceptable).

The Park County Conservation Trust Fund Board will meet no later than January 16, 2018 to consider all applications that have been submitted.

On February 15, 2018, the Trust Fund Board and/or board chair will meet to make recommendations to the BOCC based on the score of each application and the funds available for the year. The BOCC will review these recommendations and make allocations from the fund.

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Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:
The Park County Commissioners
P.O. Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440

Or, deliver to:
501 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440

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USA: Colorado: Park County