Land acquisition grants from the Land Conservation Fund support efforts by state agencies, counties, and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land and protect resources for public benefit. The grants provide a tool to conserve and protect Hawai‘i’s natural beauty and resources for the benefit of present and future generations, which is a key requirement of the State Constitution, Article XI, Section 1.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, through its Legacy Land Conservation Program, seeks applications from partners for grants to acquire and preserve land that has natural, environmental, recreational, scenic, cultural, agricultural production, or historic value, including park and trail systems that provide access to such land. Approximately $6.8 million is expected to be available for award during the current grant cycle (Fiscal Year 2024 funds).
A pre-application for a land acquisition grant is due Oct. 9, 2023 (Form 5), and the final application is due Dec. 1, 2023. Application materials are available at: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/ecosystems/llcp/apply.
For more information about the Land Conservation Fund grant process, please contact the Legacy Land Conservation Program, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, at 808-586-0921, or by email at email@example.com.