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Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Grant Program

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

FY25 Grant Round Now Open!


The LAND Grant Program helps cities and towns acquire land for conservation and passive recreation purposes. The grants reimburse cities and towns for the acquisition of land in fee or for a conservation restriction.


Grant Information Sessions

Applicants are encouraged to attend the ‘in-person’ information session at the DFW Field Headquarters in Westborough.  A second ‘virtual’ session for those unable to attend in person will be held.  RSVP to Vanessa Farny at vanessa.farny@mass.gov for either date below: 

In-Person: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

Virtual: Thursday May 9, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.


Maximum grant award amount: $500,000

Reimbursement rate: 52-70%

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2024


Municipal conservation and agricultural commissions from communities with an up-to-date Open Space and Recreation Plan are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects include the:

  • Purchase of land in fee simple for conservation and passive recreation
  • Purchase of a Conservation Restriction

Please refer to the LAND Grant Program BID FY 24 25 application and documents below for more information.

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