The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) is developing a new grant program, designed to support transaction-related project costs. The goal of this program, the Transaction Assistance Grant (TAG) Program is to help land trusts initiate new conservation projects and provide critical funding needed to bring projects to completion.
The scale of this grant program, including the number of awards, award size, and total funding, will be determined largely by results of this request for proposals (RFP) process. Your land trust’s participation in this process will help CLCC secure funding for this grant program, which will be administered later in 2022.
Funds from this program will be available to support transaction costs incurred between July 15, 2022, and July 15, 2023, for the following:
- Title Searches
- Environmental Assessments
- Title certificate/insurance
- Recording Fees
CLCC’s ability to secure funds is dependent on interest in and demand for this program. All proposals must be submitted by July 15, 2022.
Proposals must be submitted by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to land conservation in CT, who is also a current member of CLCC. Projects must be located within CT and can be a purchase, bargain-sale, or donation of any conservation easement or fee property.
Eligible organizations with projects at any stage are encouraged to submit a proposal. Funds will be used to reimburse expenses incurred between the RFP submission deadline (July 15, 2022) through the end of this year’s grant cycle (July 15, 2023).
ANTICIPATED FUNDING TIMELINE
After the RFP process concludes on July 15th, CLCC and its funder will evaluate the level of funding needed to meet demands for this grant program. In the fall, CLCC will invite formal applications from land trusts who submitted an RFP, and awards will be announced before the end of 2022. Funds from this program will be available to support transaction costs incurred between July 15, 2022, and July 15, 2023.