Lauren Miremont
303-866-3441 x3205
Severance Tax Operational Fund Grants

**Severance Tax Grant Applications will be due January 31, 2020 for funds available July 1, 2020. Funding availability is conditional upon legislative approval.

What is the Severance Tax Operational Fund Grant Program?

The Fund exists primarily to provide grants for regional water resource planning studies and associated demonstration projects. The programs supported by the Fund must promote the mission of the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

Who can apply for a Grant?
Any private or public entity that can contract with the state and that can establish and document the need for the project.

How can the money be used?
The grant funds can be used for a study or demonstration project that will benefit a wide range of people and organizations, and/or a large geographic area within Colorado. Approved grants must be able to begin by July 1st of the application year and completed by June 30th of the following year.

How do I apply for a Grant?
  1. Contact Lauren Miremont, 303-866-3441 x3205, to determine if your project or study qualifies for funding.
  2. If your project or study may qualify for funding, complete the Grant Application 
    ( PDF) and submit to:

Application Deadline: January 31st to receive funds around July 1

What is the approval process after I have submitted an application?
  1. Proposals are reviewed by the CWCB staff and presented to the CWCB Board at the regularly scheduled meeting in March.
  2. Approved funding is included in the Long Bill and sent to the Governor for his signature in April or May.
  3. You will receive informal approval after the March CWCB Board Meeting and formal approval after Governor's signature. Approved funding is available on July 1 and will be disbursed following the execution of a contract.
  4. Before a contract can be executed, you must be provide a scope of work to your assigned project manager whose contact information will provided in your formal approval.
  5. Timely invoices must be submitted during project completion and a final project report must be submitted


Labyrinth Spillway, Elkhead Reservoir

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