The City of Trinidad strives to keep the community up-to-date on grants available to the community. Below is a list of available grants you can research and possibly apply for.
Grants For Businesses  |  Grants for NonProfits   Grants for Artists

Grants for Businesses
1. Rural Business Development Grants
What does this program do?

This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.
Who may apply for this program?
Rural public entities including, but not limited to: Towns, Communities, State agencies, Authorities, Nonprofit corporations, Institutions of higher education, Federally-recognized tribes, Rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).
What is an eligible area?
Rural Business Development Grant money must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

2. Choose Colorado Incentives Program
As a business looking to expand in Colorado, we’ve got your back with these tax credit, funding, and job training programs to support your growth and expansion.
Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit: This program provides a state income tax credit equal to 50% of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) paid by the business on the net new job growth for each calendar year in the credit period.
Location Neutral Employment Incentive: This program provides companies that will be approved for a Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit with an additional cash incentive for each remote worker employed in an eligible rural county.
Strategic Fund Job Growth Incentive: This incentive gives a cash payment to companies that create and maintain new permanent jobs in Colorado for one year.
Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant: A customized job training program that focuses on companies relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provides funds to net new hires.
Advanced Industries Accelerator Program: These programs support job creation and innovation for businesses creating advanced technologies and operating in one of Colorado’s seven advanced industries.
Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit: This tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
Enterprise Zone Program: In designated enterprise zones, businesses are eligible for state income tax credits and sales and use tax exemptions for specific business investments.
* DUE FEB 28, 2023 *
This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

3. A list of Programs and Funding to Choose Colorado as Your Place to do Business
From the Colorado Office of economic Development and International Trade

4. CTO Grants and Funding
The Grants and Funding team supports the Colorado tourism industry by offering funding opportunities that strengthen and enhance Colorado’s competitiveness, respond to industry needs, and align industry efforts.
Grants and Funding Goals:
  - Build a robust tourism economy through funding support for tourism industry partners 
  - Grow funding opportunities to support an evolving tourism landscape
  - Offer meaningful opportunities that maximize return on investment (ROI) by leveraging funds to optimize impact 
  - Create alignment between funding opportunities and other CTO offerings to maximize industry partner benefit 
Through funding opportunities, the Grants and Funding team hopes to:
  - Strengthen the tourism industry through increased economic impact 
  - Foster industry collaboration among partners and the CTO
  - Strengthen and reinforce the Colorado brand
   - Enhance the visitor experience
  - Strengthen the visitor economy while respecting our resources and quality of life

5. Tourism Management Grant
The Colorado Tourism Office Tourism Management Grant provides funding for tourism-related projects that develop, enhance, or manage visitor experience in Colorado.
The maximum grant amount is $20,000 and the required match is 4:1. For every $1 the qualifying grantee allocates to the proposed project, the Colorado Tourism Office will provide $4 in matching funds. For example, if your total project budget is $25,000, you can request a $20,000 grant and you will need to provide the remaining $5,000 as a cash match. Watch a recording of the webinar. Follow this link to view the FY22 Tourism Management Grant awardees.
* DUE MAR 2, 2023 *  The Colorado Tourism Office’s Tourism Management Grant provides funding for tourism-related projects that develop, enhance, or manage visitor experience in Colorado.

6. History Colorado Grant Opportunities
We offer two grant programs based on the purpose of your project and grant request amount.
Non-Competitive Grants
All non-competitive grants aid in the planning and development of historic preservation and archaeology projects. The State Historical Fund offers six types of non-competitive grants: Archaeological Assessment, Design Planning, Emergency, Historic Structure Assessment, Micro, and Survey Plan. 
Competitive Grants
We offer two competitive grants, General and Mini. The grants vary by request amount, application deadline, review process, and award announcement date. We offer Mini grants two to three times annually and General grants once a year.

7. Trinidad Urban Renewal Authority (TURA) offers assistance to property owners in the Historic Corazon de Trinidad district for qualifying Facade Renovations and Stabilization. Details on the program and application may be obtained from TURA at City Hall. Contact Brittany Flores (719) 846-9843 x 130 for information.

8. The City of Trinidad Tourism Board Grants shall be used to underwrite the expense of advertising and marketing projects/events that further the aim of increasing tourism and overnight stays within the City of Trinidad.
Proposal must meet funding criteria, to include a written media plan to advertise/market the project/event using media physically located outside a 50-mile radius of the City.To request a grant packet please contact Marty Hackett at 719-846-9512 

Grants for NonProfits
1. Las Animas County 2023 Nonprofit Grant  * Due February 2023 *
Las Animas County offering grants to county-wide non-profits

2. The Bar NI Ranch Community Service Fund (BNI CSF)
awards grants to 501(c)3 charitable organizations in the Purgatoire Valley area.

3. Trinidad Community Foundation Grant offered quarterly
These funds will be awarded to non-profit organizations or their governmental equivalents for specific projects, programs or services that will benefit citizens of Trinidad, in the areas of health and wellness, education, recreation, historical preservation and communication. Individual funding requests will not exceed $2,000 per organization. Application packets are available at Carnegie Public Library during regular business hours and at Phil Long Toyota, 105 E Cedar Street, Trinidad, Colorado, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Completed applications will be accepted by mail at:
Trinidad Community Foundation
PO Box 186
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Electronic submissions will not be accepted. For additional information please contact Louis Simpleman at 719-859- 3883.

Grants for Artists
1. Art in Public Places
Art in Public Places commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings. Colorado law requires 1% of the State’s capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings to pay for works of art. These art acquisitions form the state art collection. Art in Public Places works show diversity in style, imagery, materials, and techniques. Art in Public Places’ goal is to merge the art experience into public spaces.
We support public art because it: provides access to art for all people, activates public and underused spaces in interesting ways through creative placemaking, grows civic pride and connection to the community, supports artists, including local artists, adds human-scale to larger spaces, invites experiences and interactivity for people walking, illustrates or reflects a story or history of the space, improves wayfinding

2. Arts in Society 
Colorado Artist Grant - Opens in Summer 2023
Administered by RedLine, Arts in Society (AiS) is a grant program supporting cross-sector work through the arts across Colorado. 

3. Grants for Arts Projects - * Due February 2023 *
Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grants program for organizations, providing comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for sub granting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.