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Grants to Colorado Agencies and Districts
to Support Public Swimming Pools

Pools Special Initiative 2022

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Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

Deadline Date:

06/28/22 Midnight


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Colorado local government agencies, municipalities, and districts for expenses related to staffing and operating public swimming pools. Funding is intended to support the operations of swimming pools statewide during the upcoming summer season. This one-time grant program will provide incentives to attract and retain public swimming pool employees, motivate them to stay through the summer, and ensure adequate staffing levels that will allow swimming pools to be open at maximum capacity.

Eligible expenses:

  • All expenses related to recruitment of public swimming pool employees, including but not limited to marketing and advertising, job board fees, and referral bonuses.
  • All expenses related to attracting and retaining public swimming pool employees, including but not limited to pay increases, overtime, signing bonuses, fringe benefits, team-building opportunities, and employee appreciation expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 204180

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request: $25,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities include counties, municipalities, and special districts that operate outdoor and/or indoor public swimming pools that are experiencing reduced hours or pool closures due to workforce recruitment and retention this summer.

Ineligible expenses: Any expenses not related to recruitment and retention of public swimming pool employees, including but not limited to utilities, pool supplies, pool equipment and furniture, maintenance expenses, recruitment and retention expenses for non-swimming pool employees, training, any expenses already accounted for in your current budget.

Pre-Application Information:

Application timeline:
- Application opens: June 21, 2022
- Application closes: June 28, 2022, midnight
- Awards: July 1, 2022
- Close of Special Initiative: September 30, 2022
- Final report due: October 31, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

If you have any questions, please call (303) 864-7720 or email DLG at:

Tim Katers
Program Manager

Angie Cue
Program Coordinator

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USA: Colorado

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