The Land Trust Grants Program awards state assistance to land trusts for activities that will assist counties and municipalities with their agricultural and farmland protection efforts, including providing technical assistance to county and municipal governments, owners of agricultural lands and other agricultural interests. In the past, grants have been offered to exclusively help cover transaction costs associated with donating an agricultural conservation easement, to help provide greater land access to current and future farmers, and to educate landowners about programs available to protect their properties from conversion to non-farm uses.
Grants of up to $50,000 per year may be awarded to eligible organizations that have at least one active farmer on their board of directors. Each organization must have its application endorsed by the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board for the county or counties in which the funded activities will be implemented.
Open grant opportunities are featured on our Funding Opportunities page.