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2020 LeRay McAllister Critical Lands Conservation Fund

*NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential delays in public meetings, the application deadlines may be adjusted as needed at the direction of the Quality Growth Commission. See additional guidance below. Please check back for updates. Direct any questions or concerns to

Pre-applications for the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund were due Friday, May 15 by 5 p.m. The LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund provides grants to preserve or restore critical open or agricultural land in Utah.

This is a competitive program. Up to $2 million is available. Matching funds are required.


Eligible applicants are counties, cities, towns, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and charitable organizations that qualify as tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Staff may be able to assist landowners to find an eligible partner if one has not already been identified.


There are several steps to the application process. Before beginning an application, please review all of the links listed below to gain a full understanding of what documents you need to submit in order to successfully apply:

Additional Information

For additional information or if you have questions, contact:

Evan Curtis, State Planning Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
Suite 150, Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1427, E-mail: