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Transaction Assistance Grant (TAG) Program

Overview

The Transaction Assistance Grant (TAG) Program seeks to accelerate the pace of land conservation by providing financial assistance to land trusts for transaction-related project costs. TAG responds to immediate conservation needs and is designed to get funding on the ground efficiently and effectively.

Applications for TAG grants will be accepted monthly, with applications due on the last day of a given month as long as funds are available (see grant application for due dates). Applicants may only submit one application for one project per due date but may apply for multiple transaction expenses within the same grant application.

We are accepting applications for the February 29, 2024, deadline.

Please refer to the grant application for a comprehensive overview of the TAG program and application evaluation criteria. Contact Yaw: yodarko@ctconservation.org to discuss project before submitting an application.

Awardees

See the full list of awardees from the 2022-2023 Fall and Spring rounds.

Grant Guidance and Application

Submit applications by the end of February for expenses to be incurred between 02/29/2024 - 08/31/2024.

Eligibility

APPLICANTS

  • Must be submitted by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to land conservation in CT.
  • Projects must be located within CT and can be a purchase, bargain-sale, or donation of any conservation easement or fee property, to be held by the applicant and protected in perpetuity.
  • Applicant is a current member of CLCC.

ELIGIBLE TRANSACTION COSTS

  • Appraisal Work (Appraisal, Appraisal Review, Appraisal Update)
  • Title Work (Title Search, Title Certificate, Title Insurance)
  • Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I and Phase II ESAs)
  • Surveys
  • Record Fees

GRANT AWARDS

For the 2023-2024 TAG cycle, no more than $20,000 will be awarded to any single applicant. For land trusts with service areas spanning more than one municipality, this $20,000 maximum applies to each municipality in which the land trust operates. Applicants will be notified whether their projects have been selected for funding two weeks after application due date. Grant funds will be disbursed based on the process outline in the grant application.

Please refer to the grant application for detailed information on grant awards, process, and reporting requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Yaw: yodarko@ctconservation.org.