Step 1:  Contact

Contact Tom Reece, Director of Partnerships, Matching Funds Program, at 617-626-4989 or Tom. Reece@state.ma.us to discuss your proposed project.

 Step 2: Pre-Application/Project Concept

Submit the Partnerships Matching Funds by Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Forms may be mailed, emailed or faxed using the contact information below:

 Step 3:  Review Process and Decision Notification

Pre-Applications will be reviewed by a team of agency staff.

DCR will notify applicants and release full application beginning on April 30, 2014.

Step 4: Full Application

Submit the Partnerships Matching Funds Full Application by Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed using the contact information below:

Tom Reece, Director of Partnerships
Matching Funds Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Office of External Affairs and Partnerships
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA  02114
E-mail: Tom. Reece@state.ma.us
Telephone: 617 626-4989 
Fax: 617 626-1351

Step 5:  Review Process and Decision Notification

Full Applications will be reviewed by a team of agency staff.

DCR will notify applicants beginning on July 15, 2014.

Step 6 : Funding

Submit project funds to DCR by one month after notification. Instructions regarding submitting your funds will be included in your project approval package.

Step 7: Final Steps

Work closely with agency staff.  

Projects will be managed by agency staff pursuant to all applicable state laws.  

The project will be assigned a manager at DCR, and this project manager will work with the partner from start to finish.

The project manager will conduct meetings with the partners, as well as other parties whose input is necessary to carry out the project. Public process, project related events, and press outreach will be coordinated through DCR as well.

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