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Governor Announces Open Space & Community Garden/Urban Green Grant Awards and Launches next Grant Round

Governor Lamont today announced the release of $7.29 million in state funds to purchase and protect 1,013 acres of open space in 17 Connecticut communities, and $276,200 to restore and renew green spaces in 6 urban areas through the Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition and Urban Green and Community Garden Grant Programs, respectively.

The Governor’s press release also announced the opening of new grant rounds for both programs, with applications due by September 30, 2022.

Congrats to all successful applicants!

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Applications Now Available
Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program

September 30, 2022 Deadline

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting applications from municipalities, land trusts, and water companies for the next round of the competitive Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program (OSWA).

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Applications Now Available
Urban Green/Community Garden Program

September 30, 2022 Deadline

DEEP is accepting applications from municipalities, designated as targeted and/or distressed, and their non-profit partners under the competitive Urban Green and Community Garden Program (UGCG).

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For more information about DEEP’s OSWA and UGCG Programs contact Allyson Clarke at (860) 424-3774.

Grant Program Information Sessions

OSWA/UGCG Info Sessions Coming Soon

CLCC and DEEP are planning to offer our annual OSWA/UGCG Information Sessions to provide you with insights into the grant programs, answer your questions about your project proposals, and help you to prepare your grant application. Details coming soon. Please contact Amy in the interim with questions.

Save the Dates! Info Sessions
Federal Open Space Matching Fund Grant Program

Please join CLCC and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) on June 21 from 12pm – 1:30pm or on June 23 from 6:30pm – 8pm to learn about the Connecticut Conservation Partnership Program – a new partnership program by which land trust applicants to OSWA may apply for a federal grant through CLCC as a source of match funds.

Registration forthcoming. Please contact Yaw in the interim for more information.

Read more about CCPP here »