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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Schools, CBOs, and Associations for Projects Related to the Environment and Nature

Small Grants for Community Partnering Program Grant


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Funding Source
Larimer County
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (LCDNR)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Colorado: Larimer County

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/13/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $3,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, CBOs, and homeowners' associations in eligible communities for neighborhood and community projects related to the environment. Funding is intended to foster a connection between residents and the land. Projects must be located or take place within Larimer County.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Project expenditures such as costs associated with project implementation, materials, supplies, etc. Delivery or shipment of project materials is permitted but cannot exceed more than 5% of the total grant request.
  • Tools and equipment (e.g. GPS units, weed sprayers, etc.) may be funded to 501c3 non-profit organizations only, with acceptable justification of why they are required for implementation of the project.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organization Type
- 501c3 Non-profit
- K-12 School
- Homeowner's Association (HOA)
- Community-based Organization (not a 501c3)

Not funded:
- Annual operating expenses of a non-profit or other organization.
- Salaries and/or project planning expenses, except for research projects.
- Transportation expenses; except for provision of access to open spaces for those experiencing barriers and research projects.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Learn how the program works, important updates, how to submit a competitive application and other tips! Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to join the webinar. The webinar recording will be posted on the Full Grant Text RFP link once it becomes available.

August 31st, at 10:00 a.m. MST


Pre-Application Information
All applications must be received through the online form by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Grant Cycle:
- October: The Program Officer will conduct an initial review of the applications and verify project eligibility.
- November – December: Review undertaken by the Small Grants subcommittee, consisting of three (3) open land advisory board members and Larimer County staff.
- January – February: The funding recommendations are presented by staff to the Open Lands Advisory Board. The board ultimately makes the final selection of grant awards. The Program Officer will notify awardees and finalize contracts and declarations.
- March: All grant contracts must be signed and returned to the Program Officer before expenditures for the project can be spent.

2024 Small Grants Program Webinar:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may request up to $3,000.

Term of Contract
All projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of the award.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions about this program or applying for a grant, please contact:
Jennifer Almstead
Small Grants Program Administrator

Larimer County Community Planning Department
200 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 498-7000

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