Applying for Funds

Who is Eligible

An application to LMF requires sponsorship from a suitable state agency. An application must include full knowledge and agreement from the landowner that their project is up for consideration for LMF funding.

Funds often assist land trusts, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, private nonprofit charitable organizations, state agencies, and private foundations.

Types of Funding

Matching Funds

LMF makes awards up to 50% of the appraised value. Applicants must secure matching funds equal to, or greater than their award amount. The LMF/Partner Funding Checklist (PDF) was created to help LMF staff and applicants understand which grant programs are a good fit with LMF funding.

Annual Reporting

Cooperating Entities acquiring land or an interest in land using LMF funds are required to provide an annual report to LMF and the sponsoring state agency. This helps ensure that the ongoing use and management of the land is consistent with the purposes of LMF funding.