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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.

FY23 Grant Round Now Open!

Overview

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.

Details

Maximum grant award amount: $400,000

Reimbursement rate: 52-70%

Application deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Grant Workshop Dates: 

RSVP to Vanessa Farny at vanessa.farny@mass.gov for one of the two dates below to receive an access link:  

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday May 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility

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 23 application and documents below for more information. 

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