The LAND Program (formerly the Self-Help Program) was established in 1961 to assist municipal conservation commissions in acquiring land for natural resource protection and passive outdoor recreation purposes. The grant provides reimbursement funding for the acquisition of land or a conservation restriction, as well as for limited associated acquisition costs. Lands acquired may include forests, fields, wetlands, wildlife habitat, unique natural, historic or cultural resources, and some farmland. Access by the general public is required. Appropriate passive outdoor recreational uses such as hiking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and bird watching are encouraged.

  • Reimbursement rate: 52-70%
  • Maximum Award amount: $400,000
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3 p.m.

For program details and requirements, refer to the most current Request for Responses (RFR) below. To apply complete the application form below. Check this page often for news of the next grant offering.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 5, 10 a.m.
    100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
    2nd floor, conference room
  • Tuesday, May 6, 11 a.m.
    Department of Agricultural Resources
    101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA

LAND Grant Links

Program Regulations: 301 CMR 5.00 pdf format of 301 CMR 5.00

Contact:

Celia Riechel
(617) 626-1187
Celia.Riechel@state.ma.us

 


This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.