The Community Investment Act will provide up to $5 million annually to provide increased funding to the CT Department of Environmental Protection for: 

Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program This program provides financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land for open space.

​Grants may be for the purchase of land that is

1. Valuable for recreation, forestry, fishing, conservation of wildlife or natural resources;

2. A prime natural feature of the state’s landscape; habitat for native plant or animal species listed as threatened, endangered or of special concern;

3. A relatively undisturbed outstanding example of a native ecological community which is uncommon;

4. Important for enhancing and conserving water quality; valuable for preserving local agricultural heritage; or

5. Eligible to be classified as Class I or Class II watershed land.

For more information: or call, (860) 424-3081