Grant Opportunities

Contract for Services

The City of Gunnison’s Contracts for Service Program is designed to support programs or services which meet the needs and desires of the residents and businesses within the City limits. The general intent of this program is to fund programs and services, not offered through the auspices of current City operations or activities.

The grant cycle for the 2017 budget year closed on October 31.  Please sign up for our e-Notify service to receive a notification for future grant opportunities. 


Challenge Grants

The City of Gunnison Challenge Grant program is an innovative approach to funding new and creative efforts in Gunnison to increase sales tax revenue. The Challenge Grant program was created in 1992. It supports non-profit organizations and local, state and federal agencies in special events and other promotions which will attract visitors to the area and encourage them to stay and spend. Bringing new dollars into Gunnison supports the livelihood of our business community and enhances our quality of life. 

This program functions as an important tool for economic and tourism development.

Applications are accepted at any point during the year. 

Guidelines and Application


Continuing Challenge Grants

The City of Gunnison Continuing Challenge Grant program allows grant recipients in the Challenge Grant Program to apply for continued funding beyond the three-year maximum. The Challenge Grant program was created in 1992. It supports non-profit organizations and local, state and federal agencies in special events and other promotions which will attract visitors to the area and encourage them to stay and spend.

The City of Gunnison recognizes that supporting certain major, continuing events are critical to fostering positive community development, celebrating heritage, arts and culture, and enriching quality of life for residents.

This program functions as an important tool for economic and tourism development.

The grant cycle for the 2017 budget year closed on October 31.  Please sign up for our e-Notify service to receive a notification for future grant opportunities. 


Youth Challenge Grants

The Youth Challenge Grant Program is an innovative way for the City of Gunnison to fund new and creative endeavors for our younger citizens in Gunnison. The Program is intended to promote positive youth
activities, educational programs, or leadership opportunities for Gunnison youth. All funded proposals are required to be tobacco, alcohol, and drug free.

Applications are accepted at any point during the year. 

Guidelines and Application