Grant Program

The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership offers the Land Protection Transaction Grant Program. The matching grants program assists with the costs for permanent land protection projects (donation and/or acquisition of full fee and conservation easements) within the coastal watershed including coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine. Eligible applicants include qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations and units of government.

Since 2014, the Partnership has provided 100 transaction grants to land trusts and municipalities working to conserve over significant conservation land in coastal watershed communities, leveraging over $1 million in other funds.

The Partnership’s funding for the Land Protection Transaction Grant Program is provided by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Nature Conservancy serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Partnership.

Current Grant Information

  • Land Protection Transaction Grants Application Due Date: October 6, 2022 – Electronic Submittal

    The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) is offering grants to assist with land transaction costs for the permanent land protection projects in the coastal watershed area of New Hampshire and Maine. The October 2022 grant round will accept applications for both the Grant Program 1 Prospective Project Appraisals and Grant Program 2 Completed Project Transaction Costs.

    Electronic submittal instructions are found in the Application Instructions. Contact the Great Bay Coordinator with any questions.

    Download the October 2022 Grant Program Information and Application Instructions (PDF) and Application Form (PDF). To receive the Application Form and Application Instructions in MS Word, contact the Great Bay Coordinator.

    Full press release: Land Protection Transaction Grants Available Fall 2022 (PDF)

For Successful Grants – Managing a Land Protection Transaction Grant

The LPTG Program is a reimbursement grant program. To receive grant funds at project completion, Grantees submit final project documentation as detailed in the Grant Award. Submit invoices electronically. GBRPP LPTG Invoice Electronic Submission Instructions (PDF)

Provided below are invoice and organization forms for both Grant Program 1 and 2 projects.

Invoice Forms Grant Program 1 (Prospective Project Appraisals):

Invoice Forms Grant Program 2 (Completed Project Transaction Costs):

Grantee Organization Forms for all grants: