FY17 LWCF Grant Round Now Open!

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.



Please attend a grant workshop:


Due to the winter weather advisory, the previously scheduled workshop on Tuesday, January 24th in Amherst has been rescheduled.  New time is listed below.

Tuesday, January 31st at 11:00 am at the DAR office in Amherst. Directions are here.
Thursday, January 19th at 11:00 am at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, 2nd Floor Conference Room D. Directions are here.

RSVP to Melissa Cryan at melissa.cryan@state.ma.us.

Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Links

Melissa Cryan
(617) 626-1171