Bringing Conservation Funding to Connecticut
It’s the one thing CLCC hears most frequently from land trusts - “we need more funding”. It’s no surprise, since Connecticut’s public conservation funding, per capita, is the lowest of any state in New England. With new CLCC grant programs – the Connecticut Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP) and Transaction Assistance Grant Program (TAG) – land trusts have access to significant sources of funding that will help them to pursue and complete more projects.
CLCC is also exploring other conservation funding opportunities that will bring more private and public dollars to Connecticut's land trusts.
Interested in learning more? Read on below or contact CLCC's Project Specialist, Yaw Darko.
Connecticut Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP)
Administered by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC), CCPP establishes a coordinated process by which land trust applicants to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA) may apply for a federal grant as a source of match funds.
Transaction Assistance Grant Program (TAG)
The Transaction Assistance Grant Program (TAG) is a reimbursement grant program that provides financial assistance to support land trusts’ transaction-related project costs. The goal of this program is to help land trusts initiate new conservation projects and to provide critical funding needed to bring projects to completion.
Other Grant Opportunities
Is your land trust looking for a grant to fund a conservation or stewardship project? Or perhaps you'd like to start a new program to engage your community? Find potential funding sources for all of your land trust's work on our Grant Opportunities page. If you know of a grant fund we should share on our website, let us know!