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Applications are now being accepted for Larimer County Department of Natural Resources’ Small Grants for Community Partnering program for the 2021 grant cycle. These grants are funded by the Help Preserve Open Spaces sales and use tax. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $329,171 for 207 community and neighborhood projects. 

Individual grant awards are available, for specific project requests only, up to $3,000 per project. Applications are accepted through an online form and are due Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. Awards for this grant cycle will be announced by February 2021. 
These grants are offered to organizations, K-12 schools, and HOA’s 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 program is offering a 2021 Small Grants Webinar on August 5th at 11:00 a.m. MST. At this meeting participants will learn more about how this program works, important changes and updates, and other tips. Registration for the webinar, application link and instructions, budget worksheet and all other information for the program can be accessed at:

For more information, please contact Jennifer Almstead, the Small Grants program administrator, at (970) 619-4569 or


About Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
Natural Resources manages Larimer County’s great outdoor places, including magnificent open spaces and water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices. To learn more, visit

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Published on: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:02pm
Contact Details:

Jennifer Almstead
Fund Development & Projects Specialist
(970) 619-4569 or

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