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Massachusetts Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

Find details on this grant program. Learn what types of projects are eligible, and figure out if your organization is eligible to apply.

FY24 Grant Round Now Closed.


The Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund provides up to 50% of the total project cost for the acquisition, development, and renovation of:

  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Conservation areas

FY24 Grant Information

Two information sessions will be held:  the first on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm on Microsoft Teams and the second on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at the DFW Field Headquarters in Westboro.  It is highly preferable to attend the in-person workshop.  While not required, it is strongly recommended that applicants attend one of the workshops.  Please RSVP for a workshop to melissa.cryan@mass.gov

Grant deadline:  The online application must be received by Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm

A hard copy of the application must also be mailed to the address below by the grant deadline.  The outside of the package should be marked BID ENV 24 DCS 07.  Applications should be double sided, except for maps and graphics, and submitted to:

Melissa Cryan
RE:  ENV 24 DCS 07
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include: 

  • Acquisition of parkland or conservation land
  • Creation of new parks 
  • Renovations to existing parks 
  • Development of trails 

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include:

  • Municipalities that have an up-to-date Open Space and Recreation Plan 
  • Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Department of Fish and Game 
  •  Massachusetts federally recognized tribes (Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head - Aquinnah)

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