The New York State Conservation Partnership Program is an innovative public-private partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Alliance’s New York Program.
Throughout its history, the Conservation Partnership Program has awarded 1,144 grants totaling more than $28 million to 94 land trusts working across New York. This funding, provided by New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund, has leveraged more than $29.5 million in local matching funds, helping land trusts conserve tens of thousands of acres of farmland, wildlife habitat, recreational areas and urban open spaces.
The Land Trust Alliance, with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Legislature is pleased to announce the twentieth round of competitive land trust grants through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program.
Up to $3,075,000 in funding is available through the 2023-2024 grants round which will be awarded in the spring of 2024. Grant awards are contingent upon the receipt of state funds. All applications must be completed through our online application and reporting system (including Professional Development Letters of Interest). The deadline for all final applications is Friday, Dec. 22 by 5 p.m. EST.
Prospective applicants and current awardees can create a new account or access their existing account through our online Application and Reporting Portal. Having trouble logging in or need to update organizational information? Please contact Katrina Howey, grants management specialist.
Conservation Partnership Program Grants are available in five categories:
Grant funding through the Conservation Partnership Program is available to qualified land conservation organizations working in New York State that meet the following criteria:
For reference while working on your application.