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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


SCC 2024 Conservation Moose Plate Grant Funds Available eastern states expo logo
The NH State Conservation Committee announces the opening of the fiscal year 2024 Conservation Moose Plate Grants.

The 2024 SCC Conservation Grant applications are due on September 15, 2023.

The Application Instructions, Application Form, Budget Tables, Land Conservation Tables, Landowner Consent Form are available below. Budget Tables are available as either PDF format (See 2 PDF forms) or Excel Format (see 3 tabs).

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.

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: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109