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News Release

Small Grants Available for Neighborhood, Community Projects

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jul 27, 2017

Contact Information:

Jennifer Almstead, Small Grants for Community Partnering, (970) 619-4569

LOVELAND, Colo. – Applications are now being accepted for Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Small Grants for Community Partnering program for the 2018 grant cycle. 

New this year, amounts for individual grant awards have increased to $3,000 per project. Also, organizations that have received a Small Grant for three years in a row must now wait a year to reapply.
Grant applications are due Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, by 4 p.m., with awards announced by March 2018.
These grants are offered to individuals, organizations, schools and homeowner associations in Larimer County for community, neighborhood and group projects for: 
  • Protection or enhancement of natural areas, including wildlife habitat, river areas and wetlands
  • Public linkages with existing open lands and parks
  • Opportunities for environmental education, outdoor recreation or nature interpretation
  • Opportunities for people to connect with the land via agriculture or increased access to open spaces and natural areas
  • Research on Larimer County open spaces
The Small Grants for Community Partnering application, selection criteria and other information are available online at

These grants are funded by the Help Preserve Open Spaces sales and use tax. Annually, $20,000 is set aside from the tax funds for individual grant awards each year. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $267,453 for more than 180 community and neighborhood projects.

For information, contact Jennifer Almstead at (970) 619-4569 or
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