Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and companies for projects that preserve the environment. Funding is intended for projects to acquire lands that provide the greatest potential for protection of natural resources, with the highest recreational and conservational value. Funding is also available for projects to enhance open space in urban areas for public enjoyment and environmental education.
About the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program:
The Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWA) Grant Program provides financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land for open space, and to water companies to acquire land to be classified as Class I or Class II water supply property.
Grants are awarded for the purchase of land that is:
Land acquired will be preserved in perpetuity predominately in its natural scenic and open condition, for the protection or provision of potable water, or for agriculture.
All land acquired must be accessible to the public without limitation.
About the Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program:
The Department's Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program provides funding assistance to develop or enhance urban open spaces for public enjoyment and/or environmental education. Promotion of open space in an urban setting may include, but may not be limited to, the development of a community garden or reclaiming and enhancing existing open space for the public's use. Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate the highest ability to benefit urban communities in close proximity to population centers.
GrantWatch ID#: 177156
Approved properties are expected to be acquired within one year after a grant is awarded. DEEP reserves the right to rescind a grant award after this one year period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please return your complete application including this questionnaire along with responses and supporting documentation to the following address:
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program
Office of Constituent Affairs/Land Management
79 Elm Street, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
As a COVID-19 precaution and for efficiency in processing, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit appraisals electronically. Please submit to Allyson.Clarke@ct.gov.
For questions or additional assistance, please contact:
Allyson Clarke, Property Agent
Phone: (860) 424-3774
You may also contact Property Agent Holly Lalime (860) 424-4078.
For any questions about protecting working farmland, please contact Elisabeth Moore, Project Director at the Connecticut Farmland Trust, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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