Turf Replacement Program

There is currently no funding that’s been made available for the Turf Replacement Program. The Turf Replacement Program Funding Summary lists the awarded eligible entities from previous funding cycles. Please check back in the fall for updates about additional funding opportunities for eligible entities, including:

  • Local Government (municipalities, counties, cities, public agencies, municipally owned water providers)

  • Districts (metropolitan districts, special districts, water or water and sanitation districts, conservancy districts)

  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofits (organizations with 501(c)(3) status who have programs that can support turf removal)

  • Colorado's Federally Recognized Tribes (Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes)

Single-family homeowners, HOAs, and other water users are encouraged to work with their local water utility or municipality to understand if funding opportunities for turf replacement efforts are available.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who has received funding?
CWCB is continuing to work with entities that applied for funding to complete contracting. You can find additional information through the Turf Replacement Program Funding Summary. The information provided on the Summary page does not represent the full list of eligible applicants for the Turf Replacement Program - just those who have successfully contracted. Other eligible applicants are still in the contracting process, and the information will be updated to reflect additional funded entities as they complete contracting.

Are there other ways I can get funding for turf replacement?
Yes. Always check with your local water provider to see if they offer rebates. CWCB also offers grants like Water Plan Grants and Water Supply Reserve Fund Grants that can be obtained to work on water conservation efforts, including turf replacement.

How much water can be saved from turf replacement?
The exact amount of savings is not fully known, but savings in Colorado will likely be significantly less than in areas like Las Vegas due to Nevada's year-round watering and higher evaporation rates. The CWCB worked with BBC Research and Consulting on a 2024 Updated Exploratory Analysis of Potential Water Savings, Costs and Benefits of Turf Replacement in Colorado that refines and complements the 2023 Exploratory Analysis of Potential Water Savings, Costs and Benefits of Turf Replacement in Colorado.

Are individual homeowners or HOAs eligible for this funding?

Single-family homeowners, HOAs, or other groups that do not regularly work with water resources or conservation and who do not have the capacity to support community-scale turf replacement are not eligible to apply. However, they may be able to obtain funding by working with an eligible entity that has received funding (e.g., a water utility).

There is currently no funding that’s been made available for the Turf Replacement Program. The Turf Replacement Program Funding Summary lists the awarded eligible entities from previous funding cycles. Please check back in the fall for updates about additional funding opportunities for eligible entities, including:

  • Local Government (municipalities, counties, cities, public agencies, municipally owned water providers)

  • Districts (metropolitan districts, special districts, water or water and sanitation districts, conservancy districts)

  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofits (organizations with 501(c)(3) status who have programs that can support turf removal)

  • Colorado's Federally Recognized Tribes (Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes)

Single-family homeowners, HOAs, and other water users are encouraged to work with their local water utility or municipality to understand if funding opportunities for turf replacement efforts are available.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who has received funding?
CWCB is continuing to work with entities that applied for funding to complete contracting. You can find additional information through the Turf Replacement Program Funding Summary. The information provided on the Summary page does not represent the full list of eligible applicants for the Turf Replacement Program - just those who have successfully contracted. Other eligible applicants are still in the contracting process, and the information will be updated to reflect additional funded entities as they complete contracting.

Are there other ways I can get funding for turf replacement?
Yes. Always check with your local water provider to see if they offer rebates. CWCB also offers grants like Water Plan Grants and Water Supply Reserve Fund Grants that can be obtained to work on water conservation efforts, including turf replacement.

How much water can be saved from turf replacement?
The exact amount of savings is not fully known, but savings in Colorado will likely be significantly less than in areas like Las Vegas due to Nevada's year-round watering and higher evaporation rates. The CWCB worked with BBC Research and Consulting on a 2024 Updated Exploratory Analysis of Potential Water Savings, Costs and Benefits of Turf Replacement in Colorado that refines and complements the 2023 Exploratory Analysis of Potential Water Savings, Costs and Benefits of Turf Replacement in Colorado.

Are individual homeowners or HOAs eligible for this funding?

Single-family homeowners, HOAs, or other groups that do not regularly work with water resources or conservation and who do not have the capacity to support community-scale turf replacement are not eligible to apply. However, they may be able to obtain funding by working with an eligible entity that has received funding (e.g., a water utility).

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  • Am I as a individual homeowner eligible for the Turf Replacement Funding Program?

    Jerri Soiney asked over 1 year ago

    Individual homeowners do not qualify as eligible entities for the state's turf replacement program. Individual homeowners should  explore turf replacement programs and funding through their local water provider or municipal government to determine if funding is available to them.

Page last updated: 23 May 2024, 01:47 PM