Legacy Land Conservation Program
Many of Hawaii’s cultural, natural, agricultural, historical, and recreational resources are lost when private lands possessing these resources are sold and developed. The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides grants to local organizations and agencies seeking to purchase and protect lands having these unique and rare valuable resources.
About the Legacy Land Conservation Program
Grants from the Land Conservation Fund are available through Legacy Land Conservation Program to State agencies, counties, and non-profit land conservation organizations seeking funding to acquire property that has value as a resource to Hawai‘i. County agency or nonprofit land conservation organization grant recipients must provide matching funds of at least 25% of the total project costs.
The deadline for the 2012-2013 (Fiscal Year 2013) grant cycle has closed. Please see "Award Selection Process" below to anticipate the timeline of the next funding cycle. Final awards are subject to the availability of funds and are also subject to budget restrictions and procedures implemented under Executive Biennium Budget Instructions.
1. Read the Legacy Land Conservation Program Land Acquisition Grant Guidelines. Requests for funding must be consistent with these guidelines. Read through the Grant Application Form, Instructions, and Consultation Request Form.2. Summarize the proposed project on the Consultation Request Form and submit it to the four listed agencies by the preliminary deadline (TBA).
3. Complete the Grant Application Form and gather Required Preliminary Documentation. Type your responses using a computer (the application is writable); do not handwrite.
3. Submit the completed Grant Application Form, Required Preliminary Documentation, and results of the State agency consultation by the annual deadline (TBA). All materials must be submitted in hard copy and Portable Document Format (PDF). The application will not be considered complete until both formats have been received.
4. Be prepared to submit other supporting documentation (see Grant Application Instructions) upon the request of the Legacy Land Conservation Commission or Legacy Land Conservation Program.(top of page)
1. Applicants will complete and submit, at a minimum, the Grant Application form and Required Preliminary Documentation (see Grant Application Instructions) on or by the annual deadline, to be announced. Applicants should be aware of preliminary deadlines for consulting with State agencies.
2. The Legacy Land Conservation Commission will review applications and announce award nominees. Applicants may be asked to submit additional documents, such as updated appraisals, title reports, verification of status of matching funds, status of permits, and details of acquisition process or cost descriptions. The Grant Application Instructions include a list of "Other Supporting Documentation" that may be required at this stage of the awards process.
3. The Commission will review all complete grant application packets and then recommend funding awards to the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). Final awards are subject to a consultation process with members of Hawaii Legislature and to the approval of the BLNR, Attorney General and the Governor.The estimated timeframe for this process is:
Final awards are also subject to the availability of funds.
FY13 LLCP Grant Application Form, Instructions, and Consultation Request Form
Molly Schmidt, Legacy Land Conservation Program Coordinator
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)