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The following guidance documents explain policies relating to Green Acres funded local/nonprofit acquisition projects. These are based on frequently asked questions on specific issues. They are meant to supplement the procedural information provided by Green Acres staff throughout the course of an acquisition project. Feel free to contact Green Acres with any questions or suggestions for additional policy guidance documents.

Allocation of Value for Partnerships
Procedure for allocating the value of a property that is being acquired with a divided interest

Appraisal Questionnaire
Includes instructions for appraisals, the Pre-Appraisal Fact Sheet, and Project Reference Map Checklist

Highlands Hypothetical Land Value Policy
Green Acres policy on the Hypothetical Land Value and Green Acres eligible land costs

List of Green Acres Approved Appraisers

Affordable Housing and Green Acres
Coordination regarding preservation needs and affordable housing obligations

Easements and Meaningful Public Access
Policy for situations where an easement is being purchased without full public access

Policy for resolving encroachments on project sites

FEMA and Green Acres
Procedure for projects funded by FEMA

Historic Pesticides
Also see frequently asked questions on our Preliminary Assessments page.

Matching Share, Donations and Credits
Guide to funding, including allowable sources of matching funds, and donation credit policy

Guide to multi-party acquisitions

Policies for the acquisition of properties with structures, including inspection for Historic Structures and demolition

Deed Checklist
Instructions for preparing deeds

Preliminary Assessments
Preliminary Assessment procedure

Present Condition Report Checklist
Checklist for Present Condition Reports, required for all easement acquisitions

Survey Guidelines
Information about required deliverables, and copy of Local and Nonprofit Land Survey Overview

Title Insurance Checklist
Checklist of items needed for title insurance binders and policies