COSA CPW funding opportunity: 2024 RFP opening 6/6; deadline 10/10

Hello COSA community,

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to announce the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) 2024 Request for Proposals (RFP). The CWHP is a statewide program that offers funding opportunities to landowners who wish to protect wildlife habitat on their property, and/or provide wildlife-related recreational public access.

The CWHP is an incentive-based program that funds conservation easements, public access easements, and fee title purchases to accomplish strategic wildlife conservation and public access goals.

Funding for the 2024 cycle is $11 million and is made possible by revenue generated from the sale of the Habitat, hunting and fishing licenses, and through CPW’s cooperative partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

To apply: The landowner or third party representative must complete application forms which address one or more of the following 2024 funding priorities:

*Acquiring significant public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing

*Protecting big game winter range and migration corridors

*Protecting habitat for species of concern, specifically those Species of Greatest Conservation Need as identified in the SWAP

*Protecting riparian areas and wetlands

*Landscape-scale parcels

*Parcels that provide connectivity to other conserved land

Additional points will be given to proposals that address one or more of the 2024 funding preferences:

*Properties that include Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat

*Properties that exhibit biodiversity

*Provides public Right of Way across private land to provide access to landlocked public land

*Working farms and ranches

*Properties that support wildlife crossings

Application materials are available on the CWHP’s webpage, HERE

All proposals must be received by 5pm on Thursday, October 10, 2024

Applicants should contact the CWHP manager before submitting an application. It is also strongly encouraged that applicants and/or partners reach out to local CPW staff. Local CPW office contact information can be found here:


For additional information about the CWHP or application process, please contact:

Amanda Nims, CWHP Manager