Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Grants to Colorado government agencies for economic development in rural communities. Funding is available for strategic planning to diversify the economy, and major infrastructure projects. Applicants proposing to leverage private investment, entrepreneurship, or public/private partnerships must contact program staff prior to applying.
Three types of projects are eligible for funding:
1. Local Government Economic Planning Grants.
- DOLA recommends grant requests not exceed $100,000.
- Projects must result in a plan that will help to diversify the local economy. Examples include: strategic plans, engineering plans, land use feasibility, and/or marketing studies. Consulting services for specific project implementation are also eligible.
2. Infrastructure grants that support economic diversification.
- DOLA recommends grant requests not exceed $500,000.
- Projects must result in infrastructure that supports the diversification of the local economy. Examples include facility expansion, business incubators, industrial park infrastructure.
3. Grants that support the growth and development of rural entrepreneurial eco-systems.
- Projects supporting community, economic or workforce development are potentially eligible for REDI assistance. -
Projects that support entrepreneurship, leverage private investment, or public/private partnerships (e.g. innovation centers, co-working spaces, maker-spaces, business expansion, and scaling up) could be eligible. Please contact the REDI Program Manager or OEDIT to discuss opportunities or ideas prior to applying.
All projects should be identified as a priority for the community within a comprehensive and holistic approach.
GrantWatch ID#: 151148
Local Government Economic Planning Grants: Requests should not exceed $100,000
Infrastructure grants: Requests should not exceed $500,000
The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://dola.colorado.gov/grants_portal/
Trish Thibodo, REDI Program Manager
For questions on the online application, please call (303) 864-7720 or email DLG at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202
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