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LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM

PURPOSE OF FUNDING
The Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) Grant operates for the purpose of the enhancement, protection or restoration of habitats that benefit Federal and State listed, proposed, or candidate species, or other at-risk species on private lands.

SOURCE OF FUNDING
These grants are funded through the National Landowner Incentive Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

STATUTORY CITATION
N.J.S.A. 52:14-34.4

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Private landowners, and individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations with a documented long-term lease on private property (minimum of 5 years remaining on lease agreement).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
The ability to provide a minimum 25% match of the total project cost (will include in-kind labor and material); the ability to implement project as outlined in management agreement, and the willingness to sign a project agreement and management plan with the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

GRANT/LOAN LIMITATIONS
Project must be on private lands and benefit an at risk species.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Send an application, including a map, detailing the location of the property and type of habitat.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
On or about November 15th of each year.

NOTIFICATION DATE
On or about January 20th of each year.

FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST AN NJDEP APPLICATION, CONTACT
Kim Korth
NJDEP - Office of Fish and Wildlife
PO Box 400
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400
Telephone: (609) 984-1581
Email: Kim.korth@dep.state.nj.us

APPLICATION HOT LINK
www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/lip_application_form06.doc

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: October 20, 2006

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