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Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Intergenerational Physical Activity

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Colorado Health Foundation
Oct 15, 2021

The Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Intergenerational Physical Activity program provides funding for capital infrastructure projects in Colorado that aim to promote creative and intergenerational physical activities that are accessible and open to the public for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Projects must support the Foundation's cornerstones:

  • Serve Coloradans who have low income and/or historically have had less power or privilege
  • Informed by the community and those served
  • The intent of creating health equity

Priority will be given to projects that serve economically disadvantaged rural or frontier communities that have no public space for physical activity or demonstrate the need to replace existing unsafe or outdated equipment in the public space.

Funding may be used for:

  • Activation: Up to 15% of funds can be used for promotional materials and events, including a one-time ground breaking ceremony.
  • Community-based planning: Funds should be used to meaningfully engage youth, parents and community members of all ages and racial/ethnic backgrounds in the planning and designing process to facilitate ownership and empowerment.
  • Fitness stations and trails: Up to 50% of funds can be used to purchase and install fitness stations and trails in combination with the purchase and installation of active play equipment for kids and equipment that encourages intergenerational physical activity and supervision.
  • Fixed infrastructure: Funds can be used to purchase tangible, immovable, age-appropriate, outdoor play space equipment for diverse age groups and necessary associated surfacing.
  • Playground markings: Funds can be used to support costs associated with painting the play area and public space with colorful, engaging and stimulating game and activity patterns that encourage physical activity.
  • Signage: Up to 10% of funds can be used to purchase and install clear and identifiable signage and information in and around the public space to provide directions to the play spaces and to encourage use of the equipment.
  • Weather protection: Up to 15% of funds can be used to purchase structures for sun, rain, and snow protection, including canopies and trees, to encourage intergenerational use year-round.

To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate within the grant application how the proposed capital improvements meet the following criteria:

  1. Shovel-ready projects that demonstrate advanced planning stages for which construction can begin in a short period of time.
  2. A developed plan to draw intergenerational residents of all ages to encourage physical activity and strengthen community building. If on school grounds, the space must be open to the general public during non-school hours, including evenings, weekends and school breaks.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Funding amount is not specified.

Application process

A link that describes the online application process is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · Capital funding · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Physical activity · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Colorado

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