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Conservation Grant Program

The State Conservation Committee's Conservation Grant Program supports and promotes programs and partnerships that protect, restore and enhance the state's valuable natural resources.

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About the State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee (SCC) is the state government agency responsible for managing the Conservation Grant Program. Competitive grants are awarded annually to physical and tangible environmental projects that foster stewardship and the sustainability of New Hampshire's natural environment (RSA 261:97-c,III).

The Conservation Grant Program's six focus areas include:

  • Water Quality and Quantity: Restore, enhance, maintain or protect.
  • Wildlife Habitat: Create, restore, enhance, manage or protect.
  • Soil Conservation and Flooding: Reduce or prevent erosion or improve soils.
  • Best Management Practices: Plan and implement for agriculture, storm or forestry.
  • Conservation Planning: Accomplish a conservation project or outcome that includes a public involvement component.
  • Land Conservation: Permanent land protection through conservation easement or fee acquisition and/or associated transaction and stewardship costs.

Eligible Grant Applicants include:

  • County Conservation Districts
  • County Cooperative Extension Natural Resources
  • Municipalities, including agencies and commissions engaged in conservation programs
  • Qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs
  • Public and private schools (kindergarten through Grade 12)
  • Scout groups

Once you have received an SCC Conservation Grant, all the necessary start up and implementation forms and documents can be found here: Conservation Grant Program Documents

Announcements

Conservation Moose Plate Grant Funds Available pdf file. The NH State Conservation Committee has announced the 2018 Conservation "Moose Plate" Grant applications are available.

The 2018 SCC Conservation Grant applications will be due on September 15, 2017.

The Application Instructions, Applcation Form, Budget Tables: Task Budget and Total Project Budget, Landowner Consent Form are available below. To recieve the Application Form, Application Instructions and Landowner Consent Form in MS Word format, contact the Grant Administrator. Documents in "Protected View" may require "Enable Editing" to complete.

For further information contact:
Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator - SCC Conservation Grant Program
(603) 868-6112, nh-conservation-committee@nh.gov

Funded Projects

Since 2000, the State Conservation Committee has funded dozens of projects all over New Hampshire. Municipalities,county conservation districts, educational institutions and other organizations involved in natural resource conservation.

About Moose Plate

The SCC Conservation Grant Program is funded through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as "Moose Plates". All funds raised through the purchase of Moose Conservation and Heritage Plates are used for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire's natural, cultural and historic resources. To learn more about Moose Plates download the Moose Plate Infographic (pdf file) or visit the website www.mooseplate.com. To buy a Moose Plate, visit your municipal office and request one when registering your vehicle. Gift certificates may be purchased at www.mooseplate.com.

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109