Conservation Trust Fund (CTF)

The Department of Local Affairs distributes CTF dollars quarterly, on a per capita basis, to over 470 eligible local governments: counties, cities, towns, and Title 32 special districts that provide park and recreation services in their service plans.

Funding can be used for the acquisition, development, and maintenance of new conservation sites or for capital improvements or maintenance for recreational purposes on any public site.  A public site is defined by the department as a publicly owned site, or a site in which a public entity/local government holds an interest in land or water



Any 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.


Distribution Totals

2019 Totals by County

2018 Totals by County

2018 Receipts

Distribution totals by County by Calendar Year


To see historical distribution totals please visit the archive.  


Per capita share by calendar year

Calendar Year Distribution Total State Population Per Capita Share
2017 $54,074,265.69 5,456,584 $9.91
2016 $59,688,519.00 5,353,471 $11.15
2015 $50,657,553.57 5,264,890 $9.62
2014 $50,178,436.00 5,188,683 $9.67
2013 $55,355,227.41 5,118,526 $10.81



Leslie Jones
Program Manager
(303) 864-7735