Common Ground opens Winter/Spring grant cycle

County program to allocate approximately $900,000 for conservation work

The Chaffee Common Ground Citizens Advisory Committee will open a grant cycle on Jan. 12. Community organizations and others interested in applying for funds are encouraged to attend an Information Session from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 to learn about eligibility requirements and grant criteria. Contact Common Ground Administrator Ben Doon at to obtain virtual access and materials for the Zoom session.

Approximately $900,000 will be available during this grant cycle for programs and projects that strengthen forest health and reduce wildfire danger; conserve and support agricultural lands and rural landscapes; and manage the impacts of growth in outdoor recreation. 

The pre-application deadline is Feb. 10 and the deadline for full applications is March 17. Funding recommendations by the Citizens Advisory Committee are subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Awards will be announced in May for funding in early June.

Visit the Grantee Info tab for guidelines and application links.