Conservation Assistance for Small Communities Grant Program

Find details on the Conservation Assistance Grant Program. Learn what types of projects are eligible, and figure out if your organization is eligible to apply.



The Conservation Assistance for Small Communities Grant Program provides funding for towns with 6,000 people or less for:

  • The preparation of real property appraisals
  • Open Space & Recreation Plans (OSRPs)
  • Other planning in support of land conservation
  •  Development of Open Space Residential Design (OSD)/Natural Resources Protection Zoning (NRPZ) bylaws

This isn't a competitive grant program; if your community is eligible, it will be able to receive funding until all funds are allocated.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include:

  • Appraisals
  • Open Space and Recreation Plans
  • Planning in support of land conservation, and/or development of Open Space Residential Design/Natural Resources Protection Zoning bylaws
  • Other planning documents

Participants must have an executed state contract before commencing work.

More information is provided on the Grant Document 

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