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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.

FY24 Grant Round Now Closed.


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.


Maximum grant award amount: $500,000

Reimbursement rate: 52-70%


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 application and documents below for more information. 

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