To qualify as an "eligible entity" of the Conservation Trust Fund, please read the following excerpt from the statute:
C.R.S. 29-21-101. Conservation trust funds.
"Eligible entity" means a county, municipality, or special district which has created a conservation trust fund pursuant to this section and which has certified to the department of local affairs that it has created such fund.
"Special district" means a special district organized under article 1 of title 32, C.R.S., which provides park or recreation facilities or programs pursuant to the district's service plan, which facilities or programs are open to public use.
In order to meet the statutory requirements, the department requires:
In many cases, if the district has been formed for a period of time, this office may already have items 6-8 on file.
If, upon review by this office, a district meets all statutory criteria as required by C.R.S. 29-21-101 and returns all required forms by December 31, of any given year, they will be eligible to receive their first CTF distribution by March 1 in the second year following submission.