Conservation Funds Process
Each year since 1999, the Boulder Group of the CMC Conservation Committee has awarded grants to further projects in the area of conservation and trails. Conservation and preservation are priorities for projects. The total available for grants varies each year depending on the Bob Farley Memorial Fund and conservation funds collected through membership fees.
In 2016, grant applications are due Friday, April 8.
Applications may be submitted electronically via email to the [protected email address]. or by mail to the Boulder Group Conservation Chair, 607 South Broadway, suite G, Boulder 80305
Applications will be reviewed by the Conservation Committee members and a recommendation made to the CMC Boulder Group's council at the meeting immediately following the grant deadline.
A final decision will be made by the council. Applicants will be informed by mail of the approval or denial of an application within two weeks of the council meeting. Checks are issued within a month.
Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Emphasis on specific local conservation and trail maintenance projects on public lands (not unspecified general funding)
- Projects generally should include involvement by and/or benefit CMC Boulder Group members
- Funds may be given to projects sponsored by other organizations if they benefit CMC Boulder Group members, such as commonly-used outings destinations
- Trail projects are a priority for the Farley funds.
- Funds may be used for materials, revegetation supplies, signs, tools, t-shirts for volunteers, mapping equipment, advertising costs and other non-personnel costs
- Projects receiving matching funds are preferred
- The applicant(s) should play a role in organizing the project, including coordinating with any applicable public land agency
Here is a list of past recipients of conservation grants, and the amounts awarded. Interested parties may e-mail questions to the [protected email address].