NWCCOG Economic Development District Resources January 19, 2022

19th January, 2022 by VCBA


Tourism Management Grant

Deadline: March 3.  

The Tourism Management Grant Program provides funding to support projects that develop, enhance or better manage visitor experiences. Projects will target the technical development of tourism in Colorado and projects that develop the statewide tourism industry. The grant prioritizes projects that are new efforts and initiatives and target the technical development of tourism in Colorado. Any request needs to have a minimum funding ratio of 1-to-4 non-grant funding to grant funding. For example, if you request a grant of $10,000, you need to have at least $2,500 in other funding.

Innovative Affordable Housing Grants

Due: January 31 | More info here.

Next Round of funding for Planning Grants. DOLA can expedite the processing of applications from communities trying to adopt qualifying strategies in time for the main round of the Incentives Grant Program in the fall of 2022. Contact CDO staff with questions or to set up a time to talk about applying for funds, or you can listen to the recording (slides only) of the 1271 Planning Grant Tips and Tricks webinar given on Dec 8.

Employee Ownership Grants

Due: February 4 | More info here

This grant is available to Colorado-headquartered small businesses to pay for the reimbursement of professional technical services required to transition your business to become a Colorado Employee Owned Company.

Employee Ownership Tax Credit

The Employee Ownership Tax Credit is available to Colorado-headquartered businesses to cover up to 50% of a qualified business’ conversion costs for use on their state income taxes (up to $25,000 or up to $100,000). This program provides an incentive to establish employee stock ownership plans, worker-owned cooperatives, and employee ownership trusts.

EDA American Rescue Plan Programs: Investing in America’s Communities

Renewable and Clean Energy Initiative (HB21-1253) Grants

Deadline: Rolling | More info here. 

Support the development and construction of renewable and clean energy infrastructure in all areas of the state especially in communities in which renewable and clean energy infrastructure is sparse. 

Great Outdoors Colorado Planning & Capacity Grants

Deadline: February 21, 2021.

The Great Outdoor Colorado (GOCO) Planning & Capacity grants help our partners with planning, capacity, research, education, as well as further exploring issues and examining trends in the outdoors. Funding can accommodate a wide range of projects, including strategic plans and master plans. GOCO also invests in capacity-building and education efforts that help our partners make better-informed decisions and take the appropriate actions. Through this program, GOCO also invests in research projects to share and further knowledge and facilitate learning in conservation and recreation.

Community Access to Child Health Program

Deadline: January 24, 2022, | More info here.

The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program, a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is designed to improve access to healthcare by supporting pediatricians who are involved in community-based efforts to enhance the health of children. CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the U.S. who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. 

Colorado Health Foundation’s Supporting Coloradans in Recovery Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2022 | More info here. 

This funding opportunity will support individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges in accessing non-clinical support services close to home that will make recovery possible.  Individuals who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges often also experience other hardships in their life like maintaining a job and finding affordable housing. These hardships can make it difficult for an individual to focus on their recovery. The Colorado Health Foundation is interested in strengthening non-clinical recovery support programs that focus on the community and purpose dimensions of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) model of recovery.


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