The FY14 LAND Grant Round is now closed.
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.
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:
Tuesday, May 14, 10:00am
100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
2nd floor, conference room B
- Thursday, May 16, 11:00am
Department of Agricultural Resources
101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA
LAND Grant Links
- FY14 Application Package (RFR)
- FY14 LAND Application Form file size 1MB
- Reimbursement Rates
- FY14 Grant Workshop Presentation file size 1MB
- Maps of The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation Focal Areas
Applicants may download data to use in evaluating their project
GIS datalayer: http://easterndivision.s3.amazonaws.com/EDHex_AA_MA041113.zip.zip
Program Regulations: 301 CMR 5.00
This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.