• The Cities and Towns Municipal Grants Program was also established in 1991 pursuant to MGL c21J and MGL c148 s37A. The purpose is to provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local jurisdictions for costs they incur in removing and/or replacing underground storage tanks. Cities and towns must first remove and/or replace a tank at their own expense, then file a grant with the program for reimbursement. Grants are awarded each year at the end of June. Currently, up to $1 million is allocated to this program annually. This funding is provided by fees collected by the Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund. To date, the program has awarded nearly $9.4 million to governmental bodies. Grant application forms can be found on the UST Forms page.