Conservation Trust Fund (CTF)

The Department of Local Affairs distributes CTF dollars quarterly, on a per capita basis, to over 470 eligible local governments: counties, cities, towns, and Title 32 special districts that provide park and recreation services in their service plans.

Funding can be used for the acquisition, development, and maintenance of new conservation sites or for capital improvements or maintenance for recreational purposes on any public site. A public site is defined by the department as a publicly owned site, or a site in which a public entity/local government holds an interest in land or water

 

Eligibility


Any county, municipality, or special district which has created a conservation trust fund pursuant to this section and which has certified to the department of local affairs that it has created such fund.

 

Distribution Totals


CTF distributions are based on population:

2020 population figures will be used for the four quarterly distributions in 2022.
2021 population figures will be used for the four quarterly distributions in 2023.
2022 population figures will be used for the four quarterly distributions in 2024.

5-year Distribution totals by county

 

To see historical distribution totals please visit the archive.

 

Per capita share by calendar year

Calendar Year Distribution Total State Population Per Capita Share
2021 $70,006,276 5,763,976 $12.15
2020 $58,805,831 5,694,311 $10.33
2019 $64,262,504.82 5,609,445 $11.46
2018 $56,076,024.00 5,538,180 $10.13
2017 $54,074,265.69 5,456,584 $9.91
2016 $59,688,519.00 5,353,471 $11.15

 

Contact


Leslie Jones
Program Manager
(303) 864-7735
leslie.jones@state.co.us