Initiated in 1997, today the Small Grants for Community Partnering (SGCP) program is an inherent part of the Natural Resources Open Lands Program as a way to give back a portion of the Help Preserve Open Spaces 1/4-cent sales tax funds directly to communities throughout Larimer County. Since 2008, through 2017, Larimer County has awarded $267,453 to 181 community and neighborhood projects that connect people to the land.
Anyone can apply, with just a few exceptions and parameters:
A completed application will be a combination of our documents and yours. Review the instructions first, which will walk you through the rest of the application requirements.
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The application deadline for 2017 will be posted later this spring.
|Project Applicant||Project Name||Amount Funded||Project Location||Project Description|
|Audubon Rockies - Habitat Hero||Audubon Rockies-Habitat Hero||$2,000||Loveland/I25||Install a Healthy Hero Demonstration Garden at the Loveland Visitor's Center|
|Bird Conservancy of the Rockies||Larimer County Bluebird Project||$1,200||Devil's Backbone, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and other locations throughout Larimer County||To recruit volunteers and provide supplies to expand artificial nest sites for suitable habitat to increase Mountain Bluebird and Western Bluebird populations|
|Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust||Swift Ponds Invasive Weed Project||$1,000||Fort Collins/Windsor||Noxious weed mitigation, roughly 36 acres, primarily along waterways at Swift Ponds|
|Estes Land Stewardship Assoc||Estes Land Stewardship Assoc (ELSA) Weed Booklet||$1,300||Estes Valley||Weed identification and management guide to help promote awareness of invasive plans and their impacts, through education and outreach efforts in the Estes Valley.|
|Estes Valley Community Garden||Estes Valley Community Garden Gathering Area||$1,300||Estes Park||The creation of a gathering area at the community garden to host educational workshops and provide a rest area for community gardners|
|Glacier View Meadows Subdivision||Crellin Canyon Weed Mitigation Project||$423.29||Livermore||Noxious weed mitigation at Greenbelt #20 within Crellin natural area at Glacier View Meadows Subdivision|
|Kate Wilkins||Effects of Bison reintroduction to grassland birds, manmmals & vegetation in the Laramie Foothills||$1,994||north Larimer County - Red Mountain Open Space & Soapstone Prairie Natural Area||Evaluate the effects of bison reintroduction to Red Mountain Open Space and Soapstone Natural Area on Colorado grassland bird and mammal habitat use, species interactions and vegetation composition and structure.|
|Overland Mountain Bike Club||Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol||$2,000||Throughout Northern Larimer County||Provide First Aid/Wilderness trainings for more Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol volunteers and to support Overland's general outreach and patrol supplies needed to assist, inform and educate trail users on public open lands trails.|
|Red Feather Lakes Community Library||Library in the Landscape||$2,000||Red Feather Lakes||Provide mountain ecosystem interpretive graphics and signage that will be displayed year-round in the new garden and natural play area adjacent to the library.|
|Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy||Communities, Cameras, and Conservation||$1,000||Hermit Park & Chimney Hollow||Continuation of camera wildlife monitoring at Chimney Hollow and Hermit Park and summary report including the comparisons between 2016 and 2017 monitoring data.|
|The Growing Project||Young Farmer Training Program||$2,000||northern Fort Collins||To support the new Youth Farmers Training Program to provide 8 teens, ages 14-17, with part-time work at The Growing Project's Educational Garden for two months in the summer.|
|Trails at Vista Bonita Homeowners Association||Baker Lake Improved Access Project||$1,000||northeast Fort Collins||Regrade the slope and add mason sand to the northern access point of Baker Lake to improve recreational safetly and minimize flooding|
|Wildland Restoration Volunteers||North Fork Big Thompson River Revegetaion Project||$2,000||County Road 43 (between Drake & Glen Haven)||To support a site reabilitation and restoration project along a section of the North Fork Big Thompson River to help restore and ehance the river's fishery, water quality, physical stability and aesthetic value. Specifically, to provide two different types of soil amendments, crucial to the sucess of the project, in an area completely devoid of organic matter and nutrients|