Funding Assistance

The Colorado State Forest Service helps individuals, landowners, fire departments, community groups and others secure grant assistance for projects that promote healthy forests in Colorado, whenever opportunities arise.

Grants and Assistance Programs

Forest Legacy Program | Grants & Assistance Database | Income Tax Subtraction

Colorado Forest Legacy Program: Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Funding

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) currently is accepting Forest Legacy Program (FLP) proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the USDA Forest Service or the CSFS to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.

The program provides an opportunity for private landowners to retain ownership and management of their land, while receiving compensation for unrealized development rights.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by mail no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Colorado FLP Application Packet for 2016 Funds:

Application and Instructions (281 KB PDF)

Return Applications to:

Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State University
Foothills 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5060

Grants & Assistance Database

  • To access the Natural Resources Grants & Assistance Database and search for available programs, please click here. The tool is free, and users are not required to register or create a password to access the system.

The CSFS designed this comprehensive database for community groups, landowners, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others to search for natural resource grants and assistance programs that promote the health and welfare of Colorado's natural resources.

In addition to offering information on programs administered through the CSFS, the database includes opportunities sponsored by federal, state and private organizations that are relevant to Colorado and its residents. This resource focuses primarily on opportunities for Colorado; however, funding opportunities also may apply regionally, nationally or, in some cases, internationally.

Income Tax Subtraction for Wildfire Mitigation Measures

Colorado landowners with property located in a wildland-urban interface area may qualify to receive a tax subtraction for the costs of wildfire mitigation work.

As authorized by ยง39-22-104(4)(n)(ll)), C.R.S., for income tax years 2009 through 2024 individuals, estates and trusts may subtract from federal taxable income certain costs incurred in performing wildfire mitigation measures. For qualifications and limitations under the Wildfire Mitigation Measures Subtraction, please visit the Colorado Department of Revenue.