What is the process for applying for a grant through the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax grant program?

After submitting an application, you will be expected to give a presentation (PowerPoint preferred) on the application to the Open Space Advisory Board. These meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The following month, the Open Space Advisory Board will deliberate and make recommendations on all grant applications. These meetings are also held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. It is requested that someone representing the application attend this meeting to answer any last minute questions from the Open Space Advisory Board. Approximately one month after the recommendation meeting, the Board of County Commissioners holds a public hearing to announce the grant awards. Following that public hearing, you will be asked to execute a grant agreement (contract), which lays out the reimbursement procedures for the grant award. Each grantee is given two years from the public hearing to complete their project. Closeout documentation is submitted at the end of the project and will include invoices, proof of payment, and proof of any in-kind donations. For more detailed information, please contact Regina Elsner at 303.637.8072.