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
2022 Combined Noxious Weed Mgmt. & U.S. Forest Service State & Private Forestry GrantColorado Dept. of AgricultureSee application documents12/17/2021Noxious weed controlhttps://ag.colorado.gov/conservation/noxious-weeds/grants
Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF) Colorado Dept. of Public Health & EnvironmentGov't agencies
Not-for-profit watershed groups
Not-for-profit stormwater program admins
Private landowners impacted by a water quality violation
Public/private water systems
12/22/2021Water qualityhttps://cdphe.colorado.gov/wqif
Great Outdoors Colorado
Land Acquisition, Community Impact, Planning/Capacity & Stewardship
Great Outdoors Colorado501(c)(3) non-profit land conservation orgs
Colorado municipalities & counties
Colorado political subdivisions that identify, acquire or manage open space & natural areas
Title 32 special districts
12/31/2021
3/31/2022
Community development
Conservation
Stewardship
http://www.goco.org/programs-projects/grant-programs/land-acquisition
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2021Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Nonpoint Source Funding - Watershed-Based Plan & Implementation Projects that Restore/Protect Waterbodies Impaired by Nonpoint Pollution SourcesColorado Dept. of Public Health & EnvironmentSee program materials12/31/2021Watershed protection, restorationhttps://cdphe.colorado.gov/nonpoint-source-funding-opportunities
Matching Grants Program - Conservation & Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health & Outdoor ExperiencesNat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
State & local gov'ts
Tribes
1/12/2022
6/2/2022
Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2022 Nat'l Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)501(c) nonprofits
Educational institutions
Indian tribes
Local gov'ts
State gov't agencies
1/22/2022Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection, restoration
https://www.nfwf.org/programs/five-star-and-urban-waters-restoration-grant-program?activeTab=tab-2
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-21-MT-047-00-991/28/2022Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-21-MT-047-00-99
Flood Mitigation Assistance
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-21-MT-029-000-991/28/2022Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-21-MT-029-000-99
Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) U.S. Dept. of AgricultureFederally recognized tribes
Land-grant college/university or other higher-ed institution
Public power entities
Rural electric cooperatives
State, local gov'ts
Resource conservation & development councils
1/31/2022Renewable energy
Rural development
https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-energy-audit-renewable-energy-development-assistance/co
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2022Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
3/4/2022
6/3/2022
9/2/2022
12/2/2022
Community development
Education
Ecology
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
Earth System Model Development & AnalysisU.S. Dept. of Energy
Earth System Model Development & Analysis
See 'Additional Information on Eligibility' in funding descriptionDE-FOA-00025933/7/2022Earth & environmental systems monitoringhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DE-FOA-0002593
Laura Jane Musser Environmental InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofits
Local gov'ts
3/16/2022Ecosystem enhancement
Habitat restoration
Open space
Plant & wildlife diversity
https://musserfund.org/environmental-initiative-program/
Environmental Literacy Program: Increasing community resilience to extreme weather & climate changeU.S. Dept. of Commerce
Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
See 'Additional Information on Eligibility' in funding description.NOAA-SEC-OED-2022-20069953/17/2022Climate change
Education
Environment
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=NOAA-SEC-OED-2022-2006995
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
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
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
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

* Returning organizations only