New York State Conservation Partnership Program
Created in 2001, the New York State Conservation Partnership Program is an innovative public-private partnership which provides competitive matching grants for qualified land trusts throughout New York State for building land trust capacity and increasing the pace and quality of conservation. Visit our Background and Resources webpage for more information on the Conservation Partnership Program, including links to past press releases, summaries of projects previously funded, and other important historical information.
The Conservation Partnership Program is funded through New York State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). For more information on how the Land Trust Alliance and partners are working in the state Capital to ensure continued funding for the Conservation Partnership Program, represent NY's land trust community, and advance policies that support common efforts and conservation goals, visit our New York Policy Program homepage.
Announcements and Updates
APRIL 26, 2013: DEC, LAND TRUST ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE $1.4 MILLION IN CONSERVATION GRANTS TO LAND TRUSTS STATEWIDE
Grants Leverage an Additional $1.3 Million in Private Money
Public-Private Partnerships to Boost Local Land Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded Conservation Partnership Program grants totaling $1.4 million to 57 nonprofit land trusts across the state, DEC and the Land Trust Alliance announced today at a news conference at the Mohonk Preserve in Ulster County as part of DEC’s weeklong celebration of Earth Day. The grants, funded through the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by $1.3 million in private and local funding. Click here to Read the Full Press Release.
Additional Reference Materials:
VIDEO: State announces $1.4 million in grants to 57 land trusts – Poughkeepsie Journal
Grants benefit local land trusts: Dutchess Land Conservancy gets $25,000 for easement costs – Poughkeepsie Journal
Ulster County land-preservation groups get $147,500 – Daily Freeman
DEC awards multiple grants to regional land trusts – Watertown Daily Times
NY giving $1.4M to 57 land trusts across the state – myfoxny.com
NY land trusts get $1.4M in conservation grants – Long Island Business News
New York state conservationists tout 'nature economy, Times-Herald Record
City & Region: 3 land trusts receive grants topping $100,000 - Buffalo News
Photo Gallery – recordonline.com
Conservation Partnership Program Grants Awarded Locally - Adirondack Almanack
Land trust gets $15,000 grant - Times Union
Land advocates getting grants from state DEC - Times Union
NY funds Greene Land Trust grants - The Daily Mail
DEC, Land Trust Alliance Announce $1.4 Million in Conservation Grants - Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
DEC, Land Trust Alliance Announce $1.4 Million in Grants - The Madison County Courier
Resources for Applicants and Grantees
Use the link below to access or create a new account in our online application and reporting system. The system must be used to apply for a Conservation Partnership Program Grant and to complete reports and extension requests.
Note, the link to the system has changed. Please be sure to bookmark this new web address. If you have forgotten your password or need help using the system, please contact Katrina Howey in the Northeast Office, (518) 587-0774.
Frequently Asked Questions--covers general questions about applying for a grant, completing a report and using the online system
Expense Report Template (To be used with Final Report Form)
--This memo explains the type of documentation we require land trusts to submit with their final report to show how the grants funds were used. For example, if grant funds were used to develop a strategic plan we will request a copy of the strategic plan.