Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Proposal Lab: NFWF Funding Opportunities for CT Land Trusts

Room: TBD
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

With historic federal funding, communities across CT are asking — how do we get some of that money? This session consists of the following: short presentations about National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funding programs, including Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF);  a mini “proposal lab” where attendees brainstorm proposal concepts, think through budgets, and workshop communications about projects; and time to swap ideas and learn from other participants. This session is run by LISFF Field Liaisons from Throwe Environmental ( Attendees need only come with a general sense of a project to workshop further. LISFF has invested $42M to enhance water quality, climate resilience, and community engagement across Long Island Sound’s watershed. Other programs discussed may include NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience and Northeast Forest and Rivers Funds. While Throwe’s Field Liaison work supports NFWF applicants specifically, this session’s learning outcomes are valuable and widely applicable for countless other funding programs.


Kyle Gray, Manager, Programs and Engagement (NFWF Field Liaison), Throwe Environmental

Justin Giffee, Junior Policy Analyst/LISFF Field Liaison, Throwe Environmental

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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