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 matching state funds towards the costs of such projects and activities within each district
  • the district and their partners provide the other funding – half of the state award must be matched with hard cash (see the Application Guidelines for details)

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


Application & Operational Materials

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Matching Grants Received

2007-2018 Matching Grants
Number of Grants Awarded

Matching Grants Archive (2011 - 2016)