Funding Opportunities

E.g., Nov 26, 20
Funder Name: Colorado State Forest Service
Funding Range:

$5,000 - $250,000

The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting applications for the Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) Grant Program. The purpose of this grant is to restore forested areas, improve forest health and reduce wildfire risk on non-federal lands in Colorado.

*        Grant awards are available up to $250,000

*        Recipients must match at least 50% of project costs (cash or in-kind) or 25% of project costs if located in an area defined as having "fewer economic resources" (This information will be found when accessing the Forest Atlas website, this is the new CO-WRAP). More information is on the website (see below).

*        Approximately $700,000 total is available for this grant cycle

*        Funds also may be used to purchase equipment to reduce hazardous fuels


Funder Name: Colorado Department of Agriculture
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $700,000

The primary objective of the CDA Noxious Weed Management Fund (WMF) grant program is to provide additional financial resources to counties, communities, weed control districts, or other entities engaged in cooperative efforts to eradicate and/or contain state, regionally, or locally rare, noxious weed species populations and to prevent the spread of high priority weed  populations. Organized private interests as well as public agencies and local governments may apply for assistance provided that awarded funds will be used for weed management efforts within the State of Colorado.

Funder Name: Bank of the West
Funding Range:


The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Projects meet Charitable Giving Categories; relevant categories include: 1) Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms; 2) Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults; 3) Programs that promote civic engagement. 

Funder Name: River Network
Funding Range:

$0 - $0


Paid members can promote their projects to potential supporters through the Business for Water Stewardship Bank

The Business for Water Stewardship Bank supports growing business interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and expands funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their water restoration projects.

Funder Name: Economic Development Administration
Funding Range:

$100,000 - $30,000,000

The recently passed CARES Act, enacted in March 2020 in response to the community and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion to disburse as soon as possible to affected communities. 

States, local governments, tribes, and nonprofits can apply for this EDA funding to plan and implement economic recovery strategies through the established Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program. EDA is now accepting applications, which will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Eligible EAA projects include:

● Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or disaster recovery plans

● Construction or upgrades to public infrastructure, including broadband

● Construction and operations of business incubators

● Capitalization of revolving loan funds to improve access to private capital

● Activities that support the creation of businesses and jobs, including economic diversification strategies

● Market or industry research studies, technical assistance, and training


Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$15,000 - $300,000

The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). MAP is a national, competitive grant program that provides federal funds for on-the-ground projects benefiting America's National Forests and Grasslands. . MAP supports the strategic focus areas of Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences.

Funder Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Range:

$50,000 - $100,000

The Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity for the WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase I to develop a watershed group, complete watershed management planning activities and design watershed management activities. Applicants may request up to $100,000 for projects to be completed within two years. A non-federal cost-share is not required for this funding opportunity.


This funding supports the establishment of a new watershed group, expanding an existing group and completing restoration planning efforts. The Cooperative Watershed Management Program encourages diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs.

A watershed group is a self-sustaining, non-regulatory, consensus-based group that is composed of a diverse array of stakeholders. Membership in a watershed group may include, but is not limited to, private property owners, non-profit organizations, federal, state, or local agencies, and tribes.


Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Funding Range:

$20,000 - $50,000

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. 

Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.