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    Jefferson County Open Space Accepting Applications for Small Research Grants Program

    Jefferson County Open Space (Jeffco Open Space) will offer Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to perform research or inventories on Jeffco Open Space lands. The goal of this program is to fund research that will inform the management of these lands.

    To apply for a research grant, applicants must first contact the Program Sponsor, Lindsey Brandt, by December 9, 2016 at 303-271-5904 or lbrandt@jeffco.us to discuss the feasibility of the project. Complete proposals will be due to Jeffco Open Space by Friday, January 13, 2017.

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    Jeffco Open Space has budgeted $40,000 for small grants in 2017, with awards typically in the $1,000 to $5,000 range, although grants up to $10,000 may be awarded. All research must be completed within 2017, unless otherwise approved. Multi-year projects can receive guaranteed funding for up to two years.

    Applicants may choose a topic suggested by Jeffco Open Space staff or propose an alternative topic of their own interest as long as it has significance to resource management and visitor experience issues. All projects must take place on Jeffco Open Space property. Investigators must provide Jeffco Open Space with their results in the form of a scientific paper due Friday, December 15, 2017.

    Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and recreation district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 28 regional parks and more than 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.

    Matt Robbins
    Community Connections Manager

    November 14, 2016

    Last Updated: 11-14-2016