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. CCP-2018-01, Open Space and Conservation Trust Fund Policy. Applications will be accepted for funding for the following calendar year.


City Project Grants may be applied for by governmental or quasi-governmental entities that provide park and recreation services, such as recreation districts and school districts (to the extent the school district uses the funding for allowable uses). All applicants must either own or have the right to use the property where the project is intended to take place.

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 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.


Step 1:  Grant Applications are due to the City by 2 p.m. on April 30 of each year. If April 30 happens to fall outside of a regular business day, applications are to be submitted by 2 p.m. the previous Friday.

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.

Application Elements

1. Applicant Information

2. Project Information

3. Project Funding

4. Narrative Questions (download this PDF and attach below once completed)

Eligible Partner Project Grant Application

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Applicant Information:

*Applicant Name and Organizational Status (Title 32 special district, Colorado school district, etc.): 
*Mailing Address: 
*Phone Number:  
*Email Address: 
*Designated Individual to Serve as Point of Contact: 

Project Information

*Name of Project: 

Location of Project: (Please upload two maps, one showing the vicinity within Centennial and one showing close proximity)

*Vicinity Map 1:
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*Project Site Map 2:
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*Description of Project: 
Proposed Site Plan (if applicable):
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*Project Timeline:
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Proposed Project Photos (Please upload up to 3 photos that are representative of existing conditions or proposed project)

Proposed Project Photo 1:
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Proposed Project Photo 2:
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Proposed Project Photo 3:
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Project Funding:

*Total Project Cost: 
*Amount Requested: 
*Applicant Match (amount and percentage): 
Grant funds, including amount(s) and source(s) (if applicable):
Documentation of other funding commitment(s) (if applicable):

Narrative Questions:

Please download the Narrative document PDF found at the top of this application and attach after completing.

*Narrative Questions Document:
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Applicant Acknowledgement:

*As a duly authorized representative for the Applicant organization, I certify that, by submitting this form, the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further certify that I have reviewed City Council Policy No. 2018-CCP-01 Concerning Open Space and Conservation Trust Fund Requests for Eligible Partner Projects. 

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