Nevada Conservation and Resource Protection (Question 1) Grant Program


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The Nevada Conservation and Resource Protection (Question 1) Grant Program is designed to provide funding to citizens working to protect, preserve and obtain the benefits of the property and natural resources of Nevada. The program was ballot question number 1, when the people of Nevada voted to publicly fund conservation programs through the issuance of bonds.

Funding Interests

Project selection will be based predominantly on the project?s ability to conserve and protect natural, scientific, cultural, archaeological, agricultural, paleontological, historical, wetland or riparian resources. The project?s ability to benefit the public towards an overall advancement in the conservation and protection of the natural resources of the state, an enhancement of recreational opportunities, increased public access to lands and waters and the achievement of goals identified in adopted open space plans will also be considered.
Grants are awarded for the following project types:

  • Recreational trails;
  • Habitat conservation plans;
  • Open space plans;
  • Acquisition of land and interests in land;
  • Urban parks and greenbelts;
  • Carson River corridor; and
  • Lake Tahoe path system.

Geographic Focus


Types of Support


Grant Size

$50000 to $120000

Requirements & Limitations

Grants may be awarded to counties, municipalities, state agencies, and non-profit conservation organizations. Projects that will achieve multiple purposes, leverage additional funding sources and that are integrated with other existing projects (of the types describe above) are encouraged. Matching contributions of between 5 percent and 50 percent are required, depending upon project type.

Application Process

Applicants should submit one original, signed hardcopy and two photocopies of a completed general application, including required attachments, to Nevada Division of State Lands staff. The general application and additional resources are available on the website.


The Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) is now seeking applications for Round 6 until March 30, 2007. Submittal of a Pre-Application is highly recommended, but not required.

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