Funding to Help Bring Your Community Together 

Larimer Connects will be accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the year to provide micro-grant funding to communities throughout Larimer County (with the exception of Loveland and Fort Collins) to help fund events and/or projects to build a stronger sense of community or resilience. 

 

Application Deadlines for 2022: 

March 1st: For events between January 1st and June 30th.     DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR 2022                                                         

June 30th: For events between July 1st and September 30th 

September 30th: For events between October 1st and December 31st 

 

Funding is awarded on a first come, first serve basis until funds run out. 

For more information on the grant application, please download this informational sheet: 

 

To Apply

Micro-Grant Applications are accepted either electronically or in paper format. We welcome questions you may have regarding the program. Please email Lori Hodges with any questions you may have. 

 

To apply electronically, please use the following link to access the form: Larimer Connects Micro-Grant Electronic Application

 

The paper application can be accessed at the following link: 

Paper applications can be mailed to:

Larimer County OEM

c/o Lori Hodges, Larimer Connects

4872 Endeavor Drive, Johnstown, CO, 80534

 

Para aplicar en español

 

Instrucciónes en español: 

Aplicación electrónica: https://forms.gle/n1fw72GCvWmTD3q47

 

Solicitud en papel: 

 

 

Past Recipients: 

 

Poudre Canyon Volunteer Fire Protection 

Project:  Following the COVID-19 Pandemic and evacuations as a result of the Cameron Peak Fire, many members of the community had been feeling isolated, or have not had the opportunity to meet their neighbors. Prior to the construction of the community center in Poudre Canyon, there had not been a good place for the community to gather. The funds were utilized to help cover the costs of an open house so that neighbors could meet neighbors, be provided the opportunity to receive emergency education and resources, and talk through lessons learned from the recent Cameron Peak Fire, and start talking through the possibility of standing up a community hub. 

 

Danielle Ardrey, Horsetooth Neighborhood

Project:  A newer resident to Larimer County, Danielle utilized the funding to help with special events insurance in order to host free yoga classes at Blue sky Trailhead as part of a service project for Danielle's yoga teacher training program. Hosting these classes allowed not only Danielle to get to know her new neighbors, but also an opportunity for current neighbors to get better acquainted. This community one of many that was also impacted by COVID and the Cameron Peak Fire, which illuminated the need for connection. 

 

Red Feather Lakes Community Association

Project:  The Red Feather Lakes Community Association utilized the funding to support the community Artisan and Craft Fair, which is incredibly important to the community, especially after not being able to host this event previously due to COVID impacts, and to ensure safety in a COVID-19 environment. Funds were used to help for materials for the event, and also to purchase supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer. 

 

Bruns Estates HOA

Project:  The Bruns Estates HOA hosts an annual Neighborhood Clean up Day and Picnic to weed, clear ditches, clean up trash, prune and remove vegetation, clean debris, etc. This event is followed by a potluck so neighbors can get to know neighbors, especially newcomers to the community. This event was awarded due to the HOA's emphasis on ensuring social connectedness activities to encourage neighbors to interact and build relationships as much as possible.

Titan Flynn, Scouts of America, Troop 195

Project: As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Titan used funds to organize a Pet Preparedness Event available to the community. People were able to receive free pet preparedness kits and interact with emergency services to ask questions or receive additional resources

 

Wandering Wildlife Society

Project: Volunteers with the Wandering Wildlife Society conducted outreach and education to visitors around the Estes Park Visitor's Center and Lake Estes Walking Trail throughout the months of July to September regarding elk calving season. This education was to help minimize dangerous interactions between wildlife and community members, and to make sure people are able to enjoy wildlife safely and respectfully.