The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership offers the Land Protection Transaction Grant Program. The matching grants program assists with the costs for permanent land protection projects (donation and/or acquisition of full fee and conservation easements) within the coastal watershed including coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine. Eligible applicants include qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations and units of government.
Since 2014, the Partnership has provided 36 transaction grants to land trusts and municipalities working to conserve over 7,000 acres of significant conservation land in seventeen communities, leveraging over $620,000 in other funds.
The Partnership’s funding for the Land Protection Transaction Grant Program is provided by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Thomas W Haas Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Nature Conservancy serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Partnership.
The Announcements section below contains information for upcoming grant cycles and previously funded projects.
The next Land Protection Transaction Grant Program grant round will be in the Spring of 2018.
The Fall 2017 grant application are available below for reference.
A new RFP and Application will be posted for the 2018 grant round.
The Fall 2017 Grant Instructions and Application Form (download in MS Word or PDF format).
For questions about this grant opportunity contact the Great Bay Coordinator.
Land Protection Transaction Grant Project Sites, 2014-2017 (pdf map)
Land Protection Transaction Fall 2017 Grant Awardees
Land Protection Transaction Spring 2017 Summer Awardees
Land Protection Transaction 2016 Grant Awardees
Land Protection Transaction 2015 Summer Awardees
Land Protection Transaction 2015 Winter Awardees
Land Protection Transaction 2014 Summer Awardees
For Successful Grants - Managing a Land Protection Transaction Grant
The LPTG Program is a reimbursement grant program. To receive grant funds at project completion, Grantees submit final project documentation as detailed in the Grant Award. Provided below are invoice and organization forms for both Grant Program 1 and 2 projects.
Invoice Forms Grant Program 1 (Prospective Project Appraisals):
Invoice Forms Grant Program 2 (Completed Project Transaction Costs):
Grantee Organization Forms for all grants: