06-01-17 Last Call for Blueprint 2.0 Applications; Due Friday, June 2nd

Last Call for Blueprint 2.0 Applications; Due Friday, June 2

This is your last chance to apply for the next round of Blueprint 2.0 as application process closes at midnight tomorrow, June 2?

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is accepting applications for the next round of Blueprint 2.0 initiatives for 2017. Applications are due June 2.

Blueprint 2.0 leverages state partnerships and specialized resources to address the unique economic development goals of rural Colorado.  Blueprint 2.0 is a bottom-up effort to turn regional feedback on local economic needs into a statewide set of initiatives to advance the economies of rural communities.

The next round of Blueprint 2.0 will offer 10 initiative options, with six new initiatives. The initiatives include:

Continued Initiatives:

  • Brand Building for Communities
  • Tourism Promotion and Development
  • Tiny Homes Workshop
  • Grow Your Outdoor Recreation Industry

New Initiatives:

  • Coworking 101- Partner with Proximity Space
  • Community Placemaking- Partnership with DOLA and Community Builders
  • Certified Small Business Community
  • Film and Major Production Initiative
  • Creativity Lab of Colorado- Partnership with Creativity Lab
  • Data-Driven Approach to Economic Development

Communities interested in a Blueprint 2.0 initiative are encouraged to apply online, and will be asked to demonstrate collaboration, strong local leadership and solid support for the initiative they chose to pursue. Initiative descriptions and program application are available online on the Blueprint page on choosecolorado.com.

Interested communities are encouraged to contact OEDIT to discuss project eligibility prior to applying. Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to OEDIT by June 2.  Award decisions will be made by July 15.

Questions about the program or application process should be directed to Danielle Lendriet at (303) 844-3711 or  danielle.lendriet@state.co.us.

Download informational flyer and initiative descriptions here.

Submitted to The BARN by:

Meridith Marshall
Health and Wellness Champion
and Senior Regional Economic Development Manager