Grant Writing

SCEDD is Here to Help

The Southern Colorado Economic Development District is constantly monitoring different grant opportunities that come available. This page is updated as our planners hear about grant funding opportunities. Below is our grant resource portal. If there is a grant opportunity that you think your organization may be eligible for please contact us. We strive to be your conduit to these grant funding opportunities and to provide technical assistance on applying. Please remember, grants are extremely competitive, we strive to put your organization in the best possible position for every grant opportunity but there are no guarantees. Please contact your regional planner for more details or for assistance.

****Please note these grants are external to our organization. This page is intended as a resource for our regional partners and we encourage you to contact each organization for more information. You will be directed away from our page if you click on a grant link.****

The Value-Added Producer Grant

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products.  The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income.

Maximum Grant Amount: Planning Grants $75,000; Working Capital Grants $250,000

Matching Fund Requirements:  50 percent of total project costs

Great Outdoors Colorado

Great Outdoors Colorado – GOCO offers competitive grant programs for outdoor recreation and land conservation projects in the state of Colorado. SCEDD can provide grant writing assistance to our member communities are a variety of grant opportunities.

Resilient Communities Grants to fund one-time, immediate needs or opportunities that have emerged in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all within the context of GOCO’s mission and five program values: resource conservation, outdoor stewardship, community vitality, equitable access, and youth connections.

Conservation Service Corps Grants to employ conservation service corps crews on projects like building trails, post-fire restoration, and eradicating invasive species.

RESTORE Colorado Grants to improve and restore Colorado’s rivers, wetlands, grasslands, forests, and other critical habitat.

Generation Wild to invest in local coalitions running culturally relevant programs that provide youth and families with quality outdoor experiences and leadership and career opportunities, advancing equitable access to the outdoors

The Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD)