Matching Grants Program

The Natural Resources Matching Grants Program:

  • open to all Colorado Conservation districts that are in "Good Standing" (meeting minimum standards as required by state statute and the CSCB [set forth on the APW]
  • to help them implement private lands on-the-ground conservation projects and educational conservation activities
  • provides 50% state funds towards the costs of such projects and activities
  • the district and their partners provide the other 50% of funding – half of which must be hard cash

The grant is competitive and a committee of government and private conservation experts score the applications based on:

  • focused approach with measurable outcomes
  • conservation impact
  • feasibility
  • district involvement
  • partner involvement

Please be sure to read the Application Guidelines and Operational Guidelines or Matching Grant Key Points before submitting your application to ensure full understanding of the requirements and commitment involved. 

  • There are two award levels: Mini Grant $1000-$7000, Matching Grant $7,001 to $25,000 (aggregate total per district is $25,000)
  • EFT required for reimbursements

Contact Tammra Straub in the CSCB main office or your regional CSCB field specialist with questions about the program.


2014 Matching Grants Webinar

2014 Matching Grants Webinar
2014 Matching Grants Webinar Slides

2015 Application Materials

2015 Application Guidelines word document
2015 Application Narrative word document
2015 Application Budget excel spreadsheet
2015 Application Scoring Criteria word document
2015 Help Applying For Grants word document  


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