DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Legacy Land Conservation Program
HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program (LLCP) is now seeking applicants for the 2006 Land Conservation Fund (LCF) grant.
The grant is available to state and county agencies and non-profit land conservation organizations that are seeking funding to acquire property having natural and/or cultural resource value to the people of Hawaii.
"These grants provide supplemental funding for the conservation of watersheds; coastal areas, beaches, and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites; recreational and public hunting areas; parks; natural areas; agricultural production; and open spaces and scenic resources," said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
Proposed projects may include acquisition of fee title or conservation easements. Non-profit project applicants must be able to provide at least 25% of the total project cost in cash or by in-kind services.
“The grants contribute to the protection and conservation of unique natural, cultural and recreational resources and provide direct benefits to the people of this State,” Young said.
The 2006 application cycle will provide approximately $3.6 million in grants through a competitive process. Project applications will be reviewed by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission (Act 254 SLH 2006), which will nominate projects for funding. Projects are also subject to the approvals of the Land Board, Attorney General and the Governor.
The grant application is available on the LLCP website, at www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/llcp. All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., October 16, 2006.
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