Grant Program (FY2012)

Funding for the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program Municipal Grant Program is not available. If funding becomes available in the future, grant applications must be received within 12 months of completing the work for which the grant is being sought. If you decide to file the application during a period when funding is not available, we will hold your application on file until funding does becomes available.

Specific details regarding the grant applications process, eligible costs, and application instructions can be found at the Municipal Grants Program summary webpage. In general, the specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The grant is to be used solely for the removal and/or replacement of USTs only and not remediation.
  • Only one grant application may be submitted per entity per year and must be limited to one location only.
  • Applications must be received within 12 months of completion of the work for which the grant is sought.
  • Grants are divided into four categories and may be subject to a rating system. (see 503 CMR 3.00).

Also, for budgeting and planning purposes, the DOR can provide you with an estimated grant award (subject to available funding) prior to conducting the work. In this case, DOR will calculate an estimated grant award based on bid responses or other detailed cost breakdown information that supports the proposed work (e.g. engineering estimate). However, the actual final grant award will be calculated based on the actual work completed and actual costs incurred.

The grant application forms can be downloaded from the UST Forms webpage; regulations may be obtained at the State Bookstore, telephone 617-727-2834, or unofficial copies through the UST Regulations webpage.