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Alberta Land Trust Grant Program (ALTGP)

Grants to Alberta Land Trust Organizations
for Conservation Easements and Projects

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Government of Alberta, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP)

Deadline Date:

09/15/19

Description:

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Grants to Alberta land trust organizations to establish conservation easements and administer conservation projects. Funding is intended to conserve ecologically important areas, maintain biodiversity, prevent habitat fragmentation, and preserve native landscapes. These grants help establish and administer new conservation easements on private land and administer new conservation projects on land trusts titled land.

Funding can be used for:
- Securement of a conservation easement
- Land assessment and planning involved with a new conservation easement or donated title (e.g. undertaking a baseline survey)
- Administrative costs involved in obtaining or maintaining the conservation easement or donated title. Costs must be directly related to the project, examples include legal fees, accounting and book keeping
- Staffing costs directly related to the project
- Extension directly related to the project (e.g. educational signage); grant funding cannot be used to raise funds or increase membership
- Stewardship Endowment to ensure the continued protection and maintenance of the property
- When funded, development of new projects

Project proposals will be evaluated on Alignment with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) conservation priorities, which are centered around:
a. Maintaining large areas of native landscape
b. Conserving connecting corridors
c. Sustaining disconnected pockets of native habitat within fragmented landscapes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186293

Term of Contract:

Project funding must be used within 3 years of the funding allocation date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any registered Alberta land trust organization can apply for funding from the program. The land trust organization must have stated in their mission statement that their purpose is for land conservation.

Grants will not be awarded to enable purchase of private land.

Grants from this program are intended to enable "new" conservation projects (e.g. new lands placed under conservation easements); therefore, funding requests for existing conservation projects will not be considered. Therefore, conservation easements obtained or land titles donated greater than a year prior to the application closing date are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The 2019-2020 Alberta Land Trust Grant Program cycle is open as of June 24, 2019.
- Closing date for applications is September 15, 2019.

For each grant application, a land trust must be able to leverage or provide funds for the project. Successful grant applications shall be awarded a base grant leveraging exemption of $30,000. Every dollar above this base amount shall be leveraged at least 2:1. Leveraging categories include:
- Cash
- The value of the donated land or conservation easement
- In-kind services such as manpower and equipment donations directly related to the project
- Other committed grants

There are no limits on the number of projects or locations a land trust can apply for. Each project will be evaluated independently.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To request an application package, interested Alberta Land Trusts should send an email to landtrust.grantprogram@gov.ab.ca.

To connect with the Alberta Land Trust Grant program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3595
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: landtrust.grantprogram@gov.ab.ca

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta