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 30. Final applications will be due September 1. 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 in 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 Quality Growth Commission. For more information, or please contact Evan Curtis at ecurtis@utah.gov.


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 30. The remaining tabs constitute the full application and are due on September 1. These documents are now in their final format. No substantive changes were made from the draft version previously posted and either version may be submitted as the final application.

**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    |   Senior Budget & Policy Analyst and Strategic Planner   |   Quality Growth Commission
Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
350 N State Street #150   |   PO Box 142210   |   Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1427   |   Email: ecurtis@utah.gov