Conservation Assistance for Small Communities Grant Round is Open


 

Conservation Assistance for Small Communities

This grant program provides funding to communities with a population of 6,000 people or fewer for the preparation of real property appraisals, Open Space & Recreation Plans (OSRPs), other planning in support of land conservation, and/or development of Open Space Residential Design (OSD)/Natural Resources Protection Zoning (NRPZ) bylaws. Funding is non-competitive; all eligible applicants will receive contracts on a rolling basis until all available funding is allocated. Participants must have an executed state contract before commencing work. To receive funding, the town must also submit a complete and eligible application to any of the following DCS grant programs in FY18 LAND, PARC, Drinking Water Supply Protection (DWSP), Landscape Partnership, Land & Water Conservation Fund, or commit to hold an interest in a property that is the subject of an FY18 application to the Conservation Partnership grant submitted by an eligible non-profit, except, towns may receive funding for preparation of an OSRP if they also develop OSD/NRPZ bylaws. Applications are currently being accepted through April 28th. Funding is available is on a first come, first served basis. Let me know if you have any questions on this email or with the grant application. You can access the FY 17/18 Small Communities application materials using this link http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/grants-and-loans/dcs/grant-programs/conservation-appraisals.html

 

FY17 Land and Water Conservation Grant Round
Applications due March 9, 2017

FY17 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant round is open. LWCF grants can be used for acquisition of conservation or recreation land, the development of trails on conservation land, and the development or renovation of parks.

For more information and to apply, click here.