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
Featured Grant Opportunity
The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting proposals for the Forest Restoration Grant Program, which helps fund projects that demonstrate a community-based approach to forest restoration.
Project proposals must address the protection of water supplies or related infrastructure, as well as the restoration of forested watersheds. Projects are encouraged to utilize forest products, and where feasible, involve the Colorado Youth Corps Association or an accredited Colorado Youth Corps to provide labor.
Colorado landowners and anyone with legal authority to contract for work on relevant properties are eligible to compete for grant funding. Proposed projects must be located in communities with a CSFS-approved Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
2014 Grant Application Instructions & Form
- Request for Application (includes application instructions) (50 KB PDF)
- Application Form (1 MB Word Doc)
The FINAL application form should be filled out and electronically submitted to your local CSFS District Office by 4:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Be sure to include the project area map in the e-mail with the completed application form. Specify COLORADO FOREST RESTORATION GRANTS and a project keyword in the e-mail subject line.
- 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.
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 §39-22-104(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.