Georgia Land Conservation Program

The Georgia Land Conservation Program offers grants for fee title or conservation easement purchases from the Georgia Land Conservation Trust Fund. It also offers low-interest loans for fee title or conservation easement purchases from the Georgia Land Conservation Revolving Fund. Tax incentives are also available for donations of conservation lands or conservation easements. Contact us for consultations, referrals, and other technical support for those seeking to carry out land conservation initiatives.

Grant and loan applications are due on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 in 2008. Each application project area is visited, reviewed, and scored by GLCP staff. Upon receipt of a complete application, the GLCP review process takes approximately 100 days. A complete application must include an MAI appraisal, the landowner's signature and in the case of a proposed conservation easement, a fully negotiated easement document. The Council will consider fully reviewed applications at each of its quarterly meetings in 2008 which are scheduled for January, April, July, and October, pending available funds.

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Application Information

Application Form (PDF)
The application review cycle for loans or grants takes approximately one hundred (100) days. (6/08)

As of January, 2007, all GLCP projects must have two appraisals (one if the property value is under $250,000) performed by appraisers who have experience in appraising the type of property to be acquired (farm, recreational, conservation easement, timber, etc). One must be by a MAI Certified AppraiserLearn more about appraisals for the GLCP.  Find a MAI Certified Appraiser

Contact Georgia Land Conservation Program

Andrew Szwak
Manager, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority
233 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Peachtree Center - Harris Tower, Suite 900
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
Phone: 404-584-1035
Fax: 404-584-1069


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Georgia

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