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Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

Your municipal conservation and agricultural commissions can apply for LAND grants. Your city or town can use these funds to acquire interests in land that will be used for conservation and passive recreation purposes.

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The Details of Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

What you need for Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

  • Appraisal reports
  • Cover letter signed by an authorized¬† town or city official giving the project manager permission to apply for the grant on behalf of the town
  • Town meeting or city council vote
  • Project description
  • Property map
  • Conservation Restriction draft (if applicable)
  • Project reviews from:

    Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

    Massachusetts Historical Commission

  • Proof of land stewardship practice

You can look at the grant summary/application form to find details on each of these required documents.

How to apply Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

  1. Compile the documents listed above
  2. Complete the paper application
  3. Submit one electronic copy of the application via email or file hosting service to melissa.cryan@mass.gov and mail one original paper copy of the application to:

Melissa Cryan
RE: ENV 22 DCS 01
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge St
Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114

Applications must be received by Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Next steps for Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

If Selected

If your project is selected, your city or town will need to submit additional documents to finalize the contract. The required documents can be found in the grant summary.

More info for Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

 

Learn about the details of this grant program and the types of projects it supports. Find out if your municipality is eligible to apply for the grant.

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Contact for Apply for a Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant

Address
100 Cambridge St, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114
Fax
(617) 626-1181
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