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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

To discuss project proposals, and for all other questions about the SCC Conservation Moose Plate Grant Program, contact: Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator (603) 868-6112


State Conservation Committee Announces 2024 Conservation Moose Plate Grant Awards eastern states expo logo
The NH State Conservation Committee awards $670,656 to 24 Conservation Moose Plate Grants

The NH State Conservation Committee’s Conservation Moose Plate Grant program is available annually. The upcoming 2025 Grant Program application and instructions will be posted by 7/1/2024. Grant proposals will be due in September 2024 (due date to be announced).

The previous Grant Proposal and Application Instructions for 2024 are provided below for informational purposes only. To save the PDF document to your desktop, click on the PDF link to open. Once the document is open, you are then going to right-click on the PDF file and save the document to your desktop, using the save icon.

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Funded Projects

Since 2002, the State Conservation Committee has funded over three hundred grants to support conservation projects throughout New Hampshire that protect, restore, and enhance the state’s valuable natural resources.

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SCC Conservation Moose Plate Grants Funded 2007 – 2024 eastern states expo logo

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 To buy a Moose Plate, visit your municipal office and request one when registering your vehicle. Gift certificates may be purchased at

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 1 Granite Place South, Suite 211, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109