The Maine conservation community has evolved, adapted, and changed as it has faced new challenges and opportunities over the decades. To expand their effectiveness, many land trusts participate in collaborations. In some cases, multiple land trusts work together to expand their reach beyond their traditional service territory boundaries. In other situations, land trusts accomplish their goals through formal partnerships with organizations in other sectors. The 2021 MLTN Collaboration Grant is a one-time grant to provide operations or program delivery funding to collaborations that include land trusts.
The 2021 Maine Collaboration Grant Program will award four to five grants in amounts not to exceed $5,000 through a competitive process. Appropriate uses of funds could include, but are not limited to, compensation for a collaboration coordinator, consultant fees to provide services identified by the collaboration, and program development or delivery to collaboration members or the public. These grant funds cannot be used for ongoing expenses that are not directly attributable to the collaboration, (e.g., land trust Executive Director salary). Preference will be given to collaborations that include land trust/s and organizations from other sectors.
Applications are due by the end of the day, June 11, 2021.
View the 2021 MLTN Collaboration Grant Guidelines (PDF).
Download the 2021 MLTN Collaboration Grant Application (Word).