The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting applications from municipalities, non-profit land conservation organizations, and water companies for the next round of the competitive Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.
The application deadline is February 1, 2018.
The Department will be awarding grants to projects that offer the highest conservation and recreational value – and that leverage the greatest percentage of private and municipal funding.
DEEP is also accepting applications from municipalities (often in partnership with non-profits) under the competitive Urban Green and Community Garden Program.
Grants for the above programs will be based on the merit of the project and the level of funds available. Funding for these grants is derived from State Bond funds and/or from the Community Investment Act (CIA). DEEP is accepting applications, but awards will not be made until funding becomes available.
For more information about DEEP’s OSWA Program contact Dave Stygar at (860) 424-3081 or Allyson Clarke at (860) 424-3774.
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is working with DEEP to schedule OSWA Information Sessions in November to assist you in putting together your applications. Go to http://www.ctconservation.org/deep-accepting-applications-open-space-grant-program
2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:30am – 5:00pm (followed by post-event reception)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Preparations are underway for CLCC’s 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference – a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those interested in land conservation, followed by an informal reception with friends and colleagues from across the state.