Grant Opportunities

Enterprise Zone Research and Development Tax Credit

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description:

The Enterprise Zone Research and Development Tax Credit incentivizes businesses to invest in research and development by offering a state income tax credit of 3% of the annual increase in R&D expenses compared to the prior two years. This initiative, part of Colorado’s Enterprise Zone Program, aims to foster economic development in designated areas of the state facing challenges such as high unemployment, low per capita income, or slow population growth.

Eligibility:

  • Businesses, both new and existing, located in enterprise zones are eligible.
  • For businesses opening in the middle of a tax year, the credit must be prorated based on the months of operation in the zone.
  • Eligible businesses must comply with both state and federal laws; those in the marijuana industry are excluded.
  • Continuous presence in the same enterprise zone for three years is required to claim the credit; relocating resets the eligibility period.
  • Research must be technological, contribute to new or improved products, and involve experimentation.
  • In-house research expenses cover wages (excluding fringe benefits), supplies, and computer usage fees.
  • Contract research expenses include third-party payments for research conducted within an enterprise zone.
  • Ineligible expenses include land improvements, depreciable equipment, management surveys, customer-specific product adaptation costs, and government-funded research.

Application Link:

https://oedit.colorado.gov/enterprise-zone-research-and-development-tax-credit

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2024

Application Open: April 03, 2024

Application Deadline: July 02, 2024

Description: 

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic for FY 2024 offers funding opportunities to various entities, including Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits, state governments, and agricultural producer associations. These funds aim to support collaborative projects addressing conservation challenges in agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands, fostering partnerships to enhance natural resource management.

Eligibility:

  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • County governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Application Link:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs-initiatives/rcpp-regional-conservation-partnership-program/how-to-apply

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Application Deadline: July 5, 2024

Description:

The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers Program (2501 Program) invites applications from community organizations, educational institutions, and Tribal entities. This initiative aims to support underserved and veteran farmers in effectively managing farms and engaging with USDA’s comprehensive agricultural programs. Applicants can secure grants for educational projects, agricultural business training, and to increase youth participation in agriculture, in collaboration with the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).

Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Application Link:

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/353852

 

Cultural and Community Resilience

Application Deadline: May 20, 2025

Description:

The Cultural and Community Resilience grant, offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to support community-based projects addressing the impacts of climate change and COVID-19. This grant focuses on safeguarding cultural resources and fostering cultural resilience, especially in disadvantaged communities. Applications are encouraged to use inclusive methodologies to document and preserve cultural heritage and community experiences.

Eligibility:

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments

Application Link:

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/354840

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grants for Housing Services

Application Deadline: June 28th, 2024

Description:

The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grants for Housing Services, funded by the Employment and Training Administration, provides approximately $6,500,000 to support housing services for eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. This program aims to connect them to permanent, year-round housing or provide temporary housing for those whose employment requires travel. The grant focuses on ensuring stable living conditions to support their workforce investment activities and overall well-being.

Eligibility:

  • Others (see application link for further details)

Application Link:

https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/353901

Additional Resources:

Grants.Gov

https://grants.gov/

USDA

https://www.usda.gov/topics/farming/grants-and-loans

Colorado Office of Economic Development and Trade

https://oedit.colorado.gov/programs-and-funding