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Grant Process

The following steps outline the procedure to obtain a grant:

  1. Applicant submits a complete project eligibility application to New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). NHDES determines which projects are eligible to submit an application for funding using the eligibility criteria in Env-Dw 1002.05.
  2. NHDES notifies applicants with eligible projects within 30 days in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.08.
  3. Applicants submit completed grant application package to NHDES.
  4. NHDES ranks and selects projects using the priority ranking system in Env-Dw 1002.13.
  5. NHDES notifies applicants if they have been conditionally selected to receive a grant.
  6. If the project is selected, the following must be submitted to DES for all properties to be protected under the application, including match properties:
    • A property survey, prepared in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.16.
    • An appraisal, prepared in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.17.
    • A title examination, and if necessary, an opinion of title, prepared in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.18.
    • An environmental site assessment, prepared in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.15 (if necessary).
  7. Payment shall not be made until:
    • Approval of the aforementioned items by NHDES.
    • Approval of all transfer instruments by the Attorney General’s Office.
    • Approval of Governor & Council.
  8. If the project is selected and funded, the applicant shall:
    • Execute the land transaction in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.22.
    • Record the deed in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.22.
    • Adhere to the terms of the conservation easement in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.19.
    • Provide ongoing stewardship of the property in accordance with Env-Dw 1002.21.



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