The Colorado State Forest Service developed the Natural Resources Grants & Assistance Database to help interested groups and individuals search for natural resource project funding and assistance programs that promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s natural resources.

To search our database:

Click on a column header to sort grants by Program, Sponsor, Eligibility, Deadline or Categories
Use the search bar and type in a keyword, for example, “restoration”
Click on any row in the table and you’ll be taken to the grant sponsor’s website
ProgramSponsorEligibilityFunding Opportunity NumberDeadline(s)CategoriesURL
Watershed Assessments for the National Water Quality InitiativeU.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Open to all domestic applicants.USDA-NRCS-PR-EQIP-22-NOFO00012065/25/2022Riparian forest health, restoration
Water quality
Watersheds
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-NRCS-PR-EQIP-22-NOFO0001206
Operational Support GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
6/1/2022
10/1/2022
2/1/2023
Food system support
Environment, natural resources support/conservation
https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program
Pikes Peak Region (Colorado) Habitat PreservationJoseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
(The fund is focused on entities with which it has a funding history)
6/1/2022
9/1/2022
12/1/2022
3/1/2023
Community assistance
Habitat protection, restoration
https://www.jhedmondson.org/grant-seekers
Matching Grants Program – Conservation & Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health & Outdoor ExperiencesNat’l Forest FoundationNonprofits
State & local gov’ts
Tribes
6/2/2022Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Water Use Data & Research Program Announcement for FY 2022, Round 2U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Geologic Survey
State water resource agencies
See Additional Information on Eligibility in program description
G22AS003116/3/2022Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=G22AS00311
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov’ts
6/3/2022
9/2/2022
12/2/2022
Community development
Ecology
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
South Platte Enhancement Board (SPEB) grantsSPEB501(c)(3) organizations
Gov’t agencies
6/8/2022Fisheries
Recreation
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
http://southplatte.org/grant-program/current-application-package/
Invasive & Noxious Plant Mgmt.U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. Colorado Cities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
6/14/2022Habitat improvement
Habitat protection
Habitat restoration
Insects & disease
Native species
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00157
Forest & Woodlands Resource Mgmt.U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. Colorado City/township gov’ts
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
6/14/2022Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watersheds
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00156
WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2023U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
See ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in funding descriptionR23AS000056/15/2022Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Watersheds
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=R23AS00005
Preventing the Introduction & Spread of Invasive through Strategic Landscape-Level ApproachesU.S. Dept. of the Interior
Fish & Wildlife Service
UnrestrictedF22AS003206/22/2022Habitat protection
Insects & diseases
Invasive species
Native species
Public lands mgmt.
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F22AS00320
Conservation & Restoration Projects to Improve Forest Health & Outdoor ExperiencesNat’l Forest Foundation Matching Awards501(c)(3) nonprofits
Federally recognized Native American tribes
Universities
6/22/2022Forestry
Forest health, restoration
Recreation
Riparian forest health, restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs/map
Wildlife Resource Mgmt.U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
L22AS002356/25/2022Biodiversity
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Habitat improvement
Habitat protection
Habitat restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00235
Cultural & Paleontological Resources Mgmt.U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
L22AS002616/28/2022Cultural & paleontological resources
Heritage resource collection mgmt.
Local community development
Native American access
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00261
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
6/30/2022
9/30/2022
12/31/2022
3/31/2023
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Colorado Water Plan GrantsColorado Water Conservation BoardColorado state agencies
Counties
Districts
Enterprises
Municipalities
Mutual ditch companies
Non-profit corporations
Partnerships
7/1/2022
12/1/2022
Forest health & restoration
Recreation
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Watersheds
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/loans-grants/colorado-water-plan-grants
Threatened & Endangered SpeciesU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCity/township gov’ts
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/2/2022Conservation
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Habitat improvement
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00159
Plant Conservation & Restoration ManagementU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/3/2022Conservation
Habitat restoration
Native species
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00206
Fuels Mgmt. & Community Fire AssistanceU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/3/2022Forest health & restoration
Forestry
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00205
Environmental Quality & ProtectionU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. Colorado City/township gov’ts
For-profit organizations
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Small businesses
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/6/2022Environmental stewardship
Habitat protection, restoration
Public lands mgmt.
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00296
Fisheries & Aquatic Resources ManagementU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCities/townships
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/7/2022Biodiversity
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Habitat improvement
Habitat protection
Habitat restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00211
Recreation & Visitor ServicesU.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCity/township gov’ts
For-profit organizations
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Small businesses
State/county/special district gov’ts
7/12/2022Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Habitat improvement
Recreation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00207
Wildfire Recovery & ResilienceU.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban DevelopmentCity/townships
For-profit organizations
Higher-ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Small businesses
State/county/special district gov’ts
FR-6600-N-29B7/19/2022Wildfire recovery, resiliencehttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=FR-6600-N-29B
Quagga & Zebra Mussel Action Plan (QZAP) in the Western U.S.U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Fish & Wildlife Service
See ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in funding descriptionF22AS003737/20/2022Invasive specieshttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F22AS00373
WaterSMART Grants: Water & Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2023U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
See Additional Information on Eligibility in program descriptionR23AS00008 7/28/2022Energy efficiency
Sustainability
Water efficiency
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=R23AS00008
Endangered & Threatened Species Recovery ImplementationU.S. Dept. of the Interior
Fish & Wildlife Service
Cities/townships
For-profit organizations
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Small businesses
State/county/special district gov’ts
9/30/2022Biodiversity
Endangered, threatened species
Habitat improvement
Habitat protection
Habitat restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F22AS00093
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits10/1/2022Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Colorado Watershed Restoration GrantsColorado Water Conservation Board Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration projects11/3/2022Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-watershed-restoration-grants
2022 Request For FundingWestern Colorado Community Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Environment Outdoor recreation
http://wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/
Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Grants ProgramArbor Day FoundationAll applicantsOngoingForest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.arborday.org/replantingrfp
Cabela’s Outdoor Fund — Hunting, fishing, camping, recreational shootingCabela’s501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingCommunity development
Conservation
Education
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.cabelas.com/category/Outdoor-Fund/112097880.uts
Coca-Cola Foundation GrantCoca-Cola Foundation501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingWater conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-coca-cola-foundation
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land TrustColorado Cattlemen’s AssociationLandownersOngoingAgroforestry
Community development
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://ccalt.org/landowners/
Community Foundation of Northern ColoradoCommunity Foundation of Northern Colorado501(c)(3) non-profits
Municipalities
Schools, universities
OngoingCommunity development
Education
https://nocofoundation.org/nonprofits/grants/
Community TrustCommunity Foundation of Boulder County501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
http://www.commfound.org/grants/funding-information
Drought Mitigation Planning GrantColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State gov’t agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/DroughtMitigationPlanningGrants.aspx
El Pomar General GrantsEl Pomar Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
https://www.elpomar.org/grant-making/general-information/
Environmental GrantsPatagonia501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)Natural Resources Conservation Service ColoradoAgricultural producers
Landowners
Native American tribes
OngoingConservation
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Water quality
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/co/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd1361683
Fluor GivingFluor Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironmental stewardshiphttps://www.fluor.com/sustainability/community/fluor-giving/applying-for-fluor-grants
Gazette Charities Grants — Pikes Peak (Colorado) regionGazette Charities501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://gazettecharities.org/grant-making-policy/
Hydrologic Sciences ProgramNational Science Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Educators
Schools, universities
OngoingRiparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org=ERE&from=home
Nonprofit Organization ProgramESRI ArcGISNonprofits
Non-govt’l conservation organizations
OngoingCommunity development
Conservation
GIS
http://www.esri.com/nonprofit/whats-included
Reforestation Funding ProposalOne Tree PlantedAll applicantsOngoingEcological restoration
Forest health, restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://airtable.com/shrUBB4fkXIOpPvNL
Shell Oil Grant ProgramShell OilFraternal, labor organizations
Individuals
Nonprofits
OngoingBiodiversity
Education
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.shell.us/sustainability/request-for-a-grant-from-shell.html#vanity-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGVsbC51cy9lbnZpcm9ubWVudC1zb2NpZXR5L2dyYW50Lmh0bWw
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Environment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

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