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Deer at Farm Creek Preserve Norwalk Land Trust

Looking for land conservation, urban green and community garden project funding?

CT 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) and from targeted and distressed communities* for the Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program (UGCG). The application deadline for both programs is October 2, 2023.

Do you have questions about the application process?
Do you have a project in mind and want to learn more?
Do you want to learn about compatible funding programs?

CLCC and CT DEEP are offering multiple opportunities – in-person and virtual – to learn more about these grant programs and other funding opportunities to support your land conservation and community greenspace projects, including the items needed to submit a complete and successful application.

With ample state, federal and CLCC funding available, NOW is an awesome time to pursue your community and regional land conservation project priorities.

Attend a Regional Information Session

Join us for any or all sessions…

Hosted by Regional Councils of Government (COG), CT DEEP and CLCC will present information and answer your questions about OSWA, UGCG, and other grant opportunities. These will be in-person. Click on the Learn More link below each session for more details.

June 22 – 6-7:30pm
Hosted by Naugatuck Valley COG, Waterbury
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June 26 – 6-7:30pm
Hosted by South Central Regional COG, North Haven
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June 29 – 10-11:30am
Hosted by Metro COG, Bridgeport
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Virtual Weekly Office Hours

Your opportunity to get into the weeds!

CLCC will host office hours devoted to OSWA, UGCG, and CLCC grant programs the first and third Tuesdays of each month this summer, from 10-11am via Zoom.

These casual, drop-in office hours are a great way to get into the weeds with the CLCC team about your OSWA, UGCG and other grant applications, including asking fact-specific questions about your project, complying with closing requirements, and learning more about other funding opportunities.

Office Hours via Zoom
First and Third Tuesdays of each month – 10-11am
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Photo credit: Deer at Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust, by Laure Dunne