Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
05/08/20 - Rolling acceptance, not later than 5/8/2020
Grants to Massachusetts municipalities for land conservation efforts in eligible cities. Funding is intended to conserve open space and natural resources, expand opportunities for outdoor recreation, and address the effects of climate change. Eligible applicants are municipalities with populations below 6,000.
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) protects, conserves, and restores the natural resources of the Commonwealth. This program assists municipalities with populations below 6,000 in meeting the requirements for eligibility for the EEA grant programs, which provide funding for acquisition of land for conservation and recreation. Funding will be provided to all eligible municipalities on a first-come, first-served basis.
In order to be eligible for funding, the applicant municipality must also apply to one of the Division of Conservation Services’ main grant programs in FY 20. This isn't a competitive grant program; if your community is eligible, it will be able to receive funding until all funds are allocated.
The Conservation Assistance for Small Communities Grant Program provides funding for towns with 6,000 people or less for:
For more about project types, see: https://www.mass.gov/doc/fy-20-small-communities-grant-bid-document/download#page=3.
Participants must have an executed state contract before commencing work.
GrantWatch ID#: 142492
This grant provides an 80% reimbursement for approved project expenses in the following amounts:
- Appraisal: up to $ 3,000
- OSRP: up to $ 10,000
- Other plans: up to $ 5,000
The contract period will begin on the date EEA executes the contract. Contracts issued pursuant to this BID must expend costs associated with the approved project by:
- Appraisal(s): June 30, 2020
- OSRP: June 30, 2020 and/or June 30, 2021
- Other plans: June 30, 2020 and/or June 30, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Applications to:
RE: ENV 20 DCS 07 – Small Communities
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
For a list of towns with 2010 population of 6,000 or below, see Supporting Documents below.
RFP ENV 20 DCS 07
USA: Massachusetts: Municipalities that serve less than 6,000 people.
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, agencies, historical commissions, and educational institutions to protect historic sites and buildings throughout the State. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intend
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast
Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.
Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu
Grants starting at $10,000 to Massachusetts for-profit and nonprofit employers for the training of newly hired and incumbent full-time and part-time workers. Applications are invited from businesses of all sizes. Recipients may work with a training provider of their cho