Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Grants to Connecticut nonprofit conservation organizations, municipalities, and water companies for projects that preserve the environment. Funding is intended to support the acquisition of land that will remain undeveloped, and to assist water companies in acquiring land that will be classified as Class I or Class II water supply property. Awards are granted to projects that offer the highest conservation and recreational value and that leverage the greatest percentage of private and municipal funding.
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. A permanent conservation easement will be provided to the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to ensure that the property remains in a natural and open condition for the conservation, open space, agriculture, green space or water supply purposes for which it was acquired. The easement will include a requirement that the property be made available to the general public for passive recreational purposes.
GrantWatch ID#: 177156
Applicants should have funds available and the ability to close the project within 18 months and finish installing signage and public access within 24 months of the award date.
For a completion timeline, see page 11 of Grant Application, in Supporting Documents, below.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to Allyson.email@example.com
For questions or additional assistance, please contact:
Allyson Clarke, Property Agent
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Office of Constituent Affairs/Land Management
79 Elm Street, 6th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3774
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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