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Open Lands Trust Grant Program (OLT) Image - Preserved habitat through Open Lands Trust Acquisition

The Open Lands Trust (OLT) Program is authorized for a four year period beginning in FY 2000 to provide grant funding assistance on a competitive basis to eligible local units of government for the acquisition of land from willings sellers for public conservation, open space and natural resource-related recreation purposes. Funding assistance up to 50% of eligible project costs, or 90% for agencies qualifying as "economically disadvantaged", is available through the program. The maximum grant award for any single project is $2.0 million annually. A conservation easement shall be conveyed to IDNR for all property acquired with OLT assistance. The deadline date for submitting applications to IDNR for this program is publicly announced each year.

Applications for grant assistance for Fiscal Year 2003 must be received by IDNR by September 3, 2002.

Download the Open Lands Trust Grant Programs manual.Link to Open Lands Trust Manual  You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above to view this file.

Starting with the 2002 manuals, applications can be filled in ONLINE using Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 . Instructions are available by clicking here.

An Acrobat Reader is needed to view and print PDF documents.  To download Acrobat Reader 5.0, go to the Adobe Site at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.

Accessibility tools for Adobe PDF documents are available that allow visually disabled users to read documents in Adobe PDF format. These tools convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by many screen reading programs. These tools can be downloaded from Adobe at http://access.adobe.com/tools.html.

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