The CPW Director’s Innovation Fund, created in collaboration between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and GOCO, elevates unique projects that complement CPW’s and GOCO’s respective missions.

The CPW Director’s Innovation Fund is intended for creative, impactful projects that are not typically funded through GOCO or other sources. In addition, funding cannot be substituted or redirected for previously allocated funds. The CPW Director will provide final endorsement before projects are presented to the GOCO board for funding approval.

Who can apply

  • This program is open to all CPW staff for parks or wildlife projects.

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When to apply

  • January 17, 2024: Applications available on the GOCO website
  • February 23, 2024: Draft applications seeking GOCO feedback due (optional)
  • March 15, 2024: Final applications due
  • May 2, 2024: Committee approval
  • June 20, 2024: Board approval

Apply to this program

If you’re thinking about applying to this program, we suggest you email Dan Zimmerer to discuss your project and the grant application process.

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