Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
09/30/15 3:00 PM
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofits and State, local, and federal agencies applying as partners to acquire large tracts of land, 500 acres minimum, for conservation, passive recreation, agriculture, forestry, and water supply protection. Applicants can form partnerships for the purchase of undeveloped lands, farms and forests, water supply land, unique ecosystems, rare species and habitats, and restored lands.
Funding is also provided for the development of municipal zoning and planning for the protection of open space and working lands. The grant is particularly intended to enable projects that stretch beyond the scope of existing programs and standard spheres of operation.
Applications may include any combination of the following:
1. Purchase of land in fee simple for open space, forestry, agriculture or water supply;
2. Purchase of a Conservation Restriction (CR);
3. Purchase of an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR);
4. Purchase of a Watershed Preservation Restriction (WPR);
5. Purchase and/or construction of a local park or playground (towns with a population of 6,000 or below);
6. Consultation and technical assistance for development of municipal Open Space Design (OSD) (also called Natural Resources Protection zoning, or NRPZ) bylaws/ordinances, or other conservation planning such as the designation of locally-important agricultural soils.
Each project has unique characteristics that will guide what activities are appropriate. The specific mix of permitted uses is determined by the project partner(s), with the approval of EEA. Uses proposed for project parcels that threaten natural resource, agricultural, or forestry values may be prohibited by EEA. Grant recipients must prepare and submit a Baseline Documentation Report and Land Management Plan for each property in which the specific activities to be permitted and prohibited are defined.
GrantWatch ID#: 145233
Maximum grant award: $2 million.
The contract period will begin on the date of contract execution or a specified later date. Contracts issued pursuant to this RFR must expend 100% of costs associated with the approved project on or before the end of the fiscal year (June 30) for which the contract is awarded.
Applications will be accepted for projects to be completed in Fiscal Year 2016 and/or 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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