Thank you for your interest in DCR’s Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The FY18 applications are now closed. We will begin the FY19 process in early calendar year 2018.


Step 1:  Contact

Contact Mary Catherine McLean at 617-626-1443 or to discuss your proposed project.

 Step 2: Pre-Application/Project Concept

Submit the Partnerships Matching Funds Project Concept Form  pdf format of Project Concept Form
by Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Forms may be mailed, emailed or faxed using the contact information below:

Mary Catherine McLean
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA  02114
Telephone: 617 626-1443 
Fax: 617 626-1351

 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 in June 2017.

Step 4: Full Application

Due: July 28, 2017

Step 5:  Review Process and Decision Notification

Schedule August 2017

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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