Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Grants to Massachusetts municipalities to protect land and natural resources in eligible towns. Funding is intended for property appraisals, plans to promote conservation, and preparation of open space and recreation plans. 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 eligibility requirements for the EEA grant programs, which provide funding for acquisition of land for conservation and recreation.
Proposals sought for: Financial assistance to small municipalities (6,000 or fewer residents) to produce an Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), or to complete another plan to facilitate land conservation, and/or to prepare an appraisal of land, as required to apply to the Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND), Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC), Landscape Partnership, Conservation Partnership, or Drinking Water Supply Protection (DWSP) grant programs.
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, 2021
- OSRP: June 30, 2021 and/or June 30, 2022
- Other plans: June 30, 2021 and/or June 30, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications must be emailed to Nathaniel Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org with a hard copy sent in the mail to:
ENV 21 DCS 09
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: Call Nathaniel Thomas at (617) 626-1187.
USA: Massachusetts: Municipalities that serve less than 6,000 people.
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