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. Round 5 of the program aims to help owners of viable agricultural land protect their lands from conversion to non-farm uses, connect willing landowners to farmers interested in leasing or buying viable agricultural land, and highlight on-farm marketing, production, and agritourism opportunities for preserved farms. To be eligible, your not-for-profit conservation organization must have an active farmer on their Board.
Find out more about the Land Trust Grants Program.
All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants Gateway. The deadline is January 16, 2024, at 4:00 pm.
An informational webinar was held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. A recording of the webinar is available here, and the presentation is available below.
Note: the deadline for proposals for this RFP has been extended from November 17, 2023, to January 26, 2024. Please see the addendum below detailing the updated timeline for this RFP.