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Merrimack Conservation Partnership Land Protection Grants [Closes 8/30/2017]

The Merrimack Conservation Partnership (MCP) today released a request for proposals for its third round of Land Conservation Grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Merrimack Valley watershed of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded and administered by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on behalf of the Merrimack Conservation Partnership. Non-profit land trusts, municipalities, and state agencies that have land conservation as a primary function are all eligible to apply for an MCP land conservation grant.

The Merrimack Conservation Partnership Land Conservation Grants program underwrites transaction costs – appraisals, surveys, title research, staff time, etc., – on conservation transactions that protect land identified in the Merrimack Valley Regional Conservation Plan.

Before applying for a MCP grant, applicants should carefully review the request for proposals and application materials. These are available at the “Grants” section of the MCP website at http://merrimackconservationpartnership.org. The website also includes information on the Merrimack Valley region and conservation plan, maps, a list of towns in the region, etc.

Projects must be located in the towns listed on the website to be eligible to apply for funding.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2017. Completed applications can be submitted electronically to bhotz@forestsociety.org. Completed applications may also be sent by mail, and must be postmarked no later than August 30, 2017. Mail applications to:  Brian Hotz, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH  03301. Successful grant applicants will be notified in late October 2017.

For all questions regarding the grant program and the application process, please contact Brian Hotz at (603) 224-9945 x 316 or bhotz@forestsociety.org.