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2021 LeRay McAllister Critical Lands Conservation Fund

2021 Applications Due June 30th

The LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund is accepting pre-applications now through June 30th. Final applications will be due September 1st. . This year's funding cycle includes updated prioritization based on HB 305 from the 2021 Legislature. Working agricultural lands will receive funding priority. 

Up to $1.7 million is available. This is a competitive process. Please review all application and eligibility documents below prior to applying. Once pre-applications have been received, applicants may work with staff to schedule a site visit with the Commission. For more information, or please contact Evan Curtis at ecurtis@utah.gov.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are counties, cities, towns, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and charitable organizations that qualify as tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Staff may be able to assist landowners to find an eligible partner if one has not already been identified.

2021 Application Documents

To apply, download the 2021 application documents and guidance below:

*NOTE: Only the pre-application portion is due on June 30th. The remaining tabs are in draft form and for informational purposes only. The Commission will release the final application documents in early June. Check back frequently or email ecurtis@utah.gov to be notified when final application documents are available.

**NOTE: Projects only seeking funding for restoration projects should only fill out the “Restoration Pre-Application” form. Applicants seeking to acquire an easement or fee title interest in property should fill out the general application.

Additional Information

For additional information or if you have questions, contact:

Evan Curtis, Quality Growth Commission staff
Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
Suite 150, Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1427, E-mail: ecurtis@utah.gov