The Landscape Partnership Program seeks to preserve large, unfragmented, high-value conservation landscapes including working forests and farms, expand state-municipal-private partnerships, increase leveraging of state dollars, enhance stewardship of conservation land, and provide public recreation opportunities. The program offers competitive grants to municipalities, non-profit organizations, and EEA agencies acting cooperatively to permanently protect a minimum of 500 acres of land.

Funding available for the development of parks or playgrounds to small towns (population 6,000 or fewer), in which otherwise eligible projects are located.

New! Funding available for the completion of forest inventories and preparation cost for carbon credit sales for forests within or adjacent to the grant project area.

  • Maximum award: $1,250,000
  • Reimbursement rate: 50%
  • Grant application deadline: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:00 pm
  • Information sessions:
    • One information session will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 am – 12:30 pm at DFW Field Headquarters at Rabbit Hill Road (Off North Drive) Westborough, MA 01581. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. Please send your RSVP for this workshop to Emmanuel Owusu via
    • Please note; no questions on the application process will be addressed after November 28, 2016.

Landscape Partnership Grant Links:

Landscape Partnership FY17 BID document docx format of Landscape_Partnership_FY17_BID_Final.docx
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Emmanuel Owusu
(617) 626-1187


This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.