Land and Water Conservation Fund

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.

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

The goal of the ORLPP is to connect people to outdoor places in their communities, engage and empower underserved communities and youth, provide opportunities for youth employment or job training, involve and expand public-private partnerships (particularly to provide for the leveraging of resources), and rely on a high degree of coordination among all levels of governments to improve recreation opportunities for all.

Grant deadline: August 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Grant Bid Package doc format of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

Map of Eligible Communities pdf format of MA 2010 Urbanized Areas
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Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Links


Melissa Cryan
(617) 626-1171