Grant Opportunities

Eligible Applicants 

Eligible entities for grant funding include incorporated municipalities within the County, special districts that provide recreational services or amenities, and recreation districts.

2017 Opportunities

View a list of the 2017 grant recipients here.

2018 Opportunities

Arapahoe County Open Spaces has allocated $4M for a single grant cycle in spring 2018, to be awarded in three categories:

  • Six or more Standard Grants:  $100,100 to $500,000, 25% total project cost minimum cash match
  • Five Small Grants:  $100 to $100,000, 10% total project cost minimum cash match
  • Five Planning Grants:  $100 to $100,000, 10% total project cost minimum cash match

Application materials are available now. The County is now using an online application and grant management system. Attendance at one of the following training sessions is required if you intend to apply for a grant in 2018:

  • Thursday, January 25 from 1-3 PM
  • Wednesday, January 31 from 9-11 AM

Both trainings will be held in the CSU Extension meeting room, 6934 S. Lima Street, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.

Each entity may submit a maximum of three applications for the 2018 cycle, to include no more than two standard grant applications.

Applications are due on April 13, 2018 and awards will be announced no later than August 1, 2018.