Reimbursement funding for preparation of Open Space & Recreation Plans (OSRPs) in order to apply to DCS grant programs, and/or appraisals contracted in order to apply to the LAND or PARC grant program, and/or other plans to further land conservation. Available to all communities with a population of 6,000 people or fewer (for 2010 population, see here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/census/). 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 prior to commencing work. The Participant must submit a complete and eligible application to any of the following DCS grant programs in FY15 LAND, PARC, Drinking Water Supply Protection (DWSP), Landscape Partnership, Land & Water Conservation Fund, or commit to hold an interest on a property that is the subject of an FY15 application to the Conservation Partnership grant submitted by an eligible non-profit. The Participant must submit a complete and eligible FY15 DCS grant application for the property appraised through this grant to receive reimbursement for an appraisal. Reimbursement under this grant is not contingent upon the Participant's application to another DCS grant program being selected for funding.

Maximum Award: $3,000 per appraisal; $15,000 per OSRP.
Reimbursement Rate: 80%.
Application Deadline: rolling, no later than May 30, 2014. Early applications encouraged.

Contact:

Celia Riechel
617-626-1187
Celia.Riechel@State.MA.US

This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.