The Grand Valley has benefitted significantly from community investments directed by GoCO, the grant funded by Colorado Lottery dollars. The Grand Valley has received $39.3 Million dollars through 204 projects with more than $20 million for trail projects alone. Help ensure this important funding source, one that is focused on enhancing our access and enjoyment of the outdoors, continues to be a powerful tool in Colorado and especially the Grand Valley.
GoCO Needs Your Support
Your public support of using Colorado Lottery dollars to help fund outdoor projects will directly impact the future of Colorado and the outdoors that make it emblematic. It has already made a massive impact in our valley. Great Outdoors Colorado projects have conserved more than 16 thousand acres of land and have been fundamental in building the Riverfront Trail that connects Palisade to Fruita and is a highlight of the Grand Valley. Check out the list of projects that have been funded within the Grand Valley.
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More About GoCO
Colorado’s Lottery Division is Constitutionally required. When Colorado voters approved a state lottery in 1980, the General Assembly created a Lottery Division in the State Department of Revenue to administer the program. The Lottery Division is set to expire in 2024 unless extended by the General Assembly, which will consider the extension during its 2018 session.
In 1992, Coloradans voted to distribute profits from the sale of Lottery products according to this formula: up to 50 percent to the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trust Fund (against a cap that today is roughly $65 million), 40 percent to the Conservation Trust Fund, and 10 percent to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Funds that exceed the GOCO cap go to the Colorado Department of Education, Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund called BEST.