Request an Eligible Partner Project Grant

The City is committed to funding park, trail, recreation, and open space projects for the benefit of Centennial residents. This grant program will provide predictability and transparency by funding projects through a competitive process. Grant funding for eligible partner projects is conducted in accordance with City Council Policy No. 2020-CCP-04, Open Space and Conservation Trust Fund Policy(PDF, 111KB) . Applications will be accepted for funding for the following calendar year.

Eligibility

Eligible Partner Grants may be applied for by a governmental or quasi-governmental entity that provides park and recreation services such as Title 32 recreation districts and school districts (only to the extent that any school district uses City-provided funding pursuant to this policy for Allowable Uses, and which owns the property or has a right to use the property on which the Eligible Partner Project is located) and a 501(c)(3) that provides recreational amenities and uses within the City that qualify as an Eligible Partner Project.

Project Requirements

A separate application must be submitted for each project. To be eligible, all projects must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be open for use by the public.
  • Be in one of the following locations, listed in order of preference:
  1. Within the City;
  2. On land intended for annexation by the City; or
  3. In an area that significantly serves Centennial residents.
  • Meet one or more of the priorities and recommendations(PDF, 3MB)  in the Trails and Recreation Plan.
  • Have an ongoing funding source for maintenance and replacement that does not involve City funding. The Eligible Partner must commit matching funds of: (matching funds may not include Arapahoe County Open Space grant funding or in-kind services).
  1. Ten percent for projects costing up to $100,000.00
  2. Twenty-five percent for projects exceeding $100,000.00

If a project is awarded funding, the applicant will be required to sign a funding agreement with the City in substantially the form available here(PDF, 328KB).

Process

Step 1: The deadline for grant applications is Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2PM.

Step 2: City staff will review applications and make recommendations to the City’s Open Space Advisory Board (OSAB).

Step 3: The Eligible Partner requesting the funding will be required to present their grant application requests to OSAB at its regularly scheduled June meeting. OSAB will review and make recommendations on projects that should move forward to City Council for approval of funding.

Step 4: City Council will approve or deny applications as part of the City’s annual budget process in November each year.

Step 5: Once approved, the Eligible Partner will sign a funding agreement with the City.

 

Online

Step 1.Required Application Elements

Step 2.Apply

Complete the application online or download it here(PDF, 632KB) and follow the submission instructions.