Step 1: Contact
Contact Lisa Barstow, Partnerships, Matching Funds Program, at 617-626-4954 or Lisa.Barstow@state.ma.us to discuss your proposed project.
Step 2: Pre-Application/Project Concept
Submit the Partnerships Matching Funds Project Concept Form by Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Forms may be mailed, emailed or faxed using the contact information below:
Matching Funds Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Office of External Affairs and Partnerships
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617 626-4954
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 July 2016.
Step 4: Full Application
Step 5: Review Process and Decision Notification
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.