DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2024 Land Protection Grant Program

As part of its efforts to support land trusts throughout the state, the Rhode Island Land Trust Council (the Council) has created a Land Protection Fund.  The goal of this program is to help land trusts conserve important natural areas, open spaces, forests, and farmland in Rhode Island.  With increased development pressure and high real estate prices in an already very densely populated state, the land conservation community must do everything possible to protect important lands while they are still there.

Rhode Island land trusts are eligible to apply for micro-grants to help with land acquisition projects. These grants fund up to $3,000, and can be used towards a land purchase or related due diligence costs such as appraisals, legal fees, surveys, title searches, title reviews, recording fees and/or environmental assessments.

The application deadline has been extended! Applications for 2024 are now due Friday, May 17th at 6pm.