CPA Communities Win Majority Share of State LAND Grant Award

December 6, 2012: The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) recently announced this year's open space LAND grants, and ten CPA communities received 95% of the total funding!

The CPA communities Amherst, Belchertown, Conway, Groton, Hopkinton, Middleton, Northampton, Southwick, Southampton, and Sudbury received a total of $2.86M in state funds. CPA provides communities with a local funding source for the required match, giving them a leg up when it comes to applying for grants like this one.

Full project descriptions and funding amounts can be viewed in the EEA press release, available here.

The breakdown of funding for the nine CPA projects is as follows:

Ricci Acquisition, 20 acres, Amherst

Mead's Corner Conservation Area, 88 acres, Belchertown

Elmwood Farm, 85 acres, Hopkinton

East Street Land Acquisition, 19 acres, Middleton

Broad Brook Gap, 80 acres, Northampton

Kellogg property, 134 acres, Southwick

Chicopee Row Woods, 109 acres, Groton

Southampton Greenway, 26 acres, Southampton

Pantry Brook Farm, 94 acres, Sudbury