The Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund (P.L. 88-578) provides up to 50% of the total project cost for the acquisition, development and renovation of park, recreation or conservation areas. Municipalities, special districts and state agencies are eligible to apply. Nearly 4000 acres have been acquired and hundreds of parks renovated using the $95.6 million that Massachusetts has received from the state side portion of the federal program since 1965. DCS administers the state side Land & Water Conservation Fund program in Massachusetts. Access by the general public is required.
Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Links
- FY16 BID document
- FY16 LWCF Application – fillable pdf
- FY16 LWCF Grant Workshop Presentation
- SCORP 2012 file size 7MB
- Open Space and Recreation Planners’ Workbook
- FY16 LWCF Grant Workshop Questions and Answers