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This table describes grant and loan programs that fund stormwater and water quality projects in Massachusetts.

Funding SourceEligible ProjectsEligible Applicants
319 Nonpoint Source Competitive Grants, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) design, BMP construction, stormwater utilities, feasibility assessment, education and outreachMassachusetts public or private organizations
604b Water Quality Management Planning Grants, MassDEPWater quality assessment and watershed management planning, BMP design, stormwater utilitiesRegional planning agencies, counties, conservation districts, municipalities
Buzzards Bay Municipal Mini Grants, Buzzards Bay National Estuary ProgramBMP design, boat-waste pumpouts, water quality monitoring/assessmentMunicipalities within the Buzzards Bay watershed
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans, MassDEP, Massachusetts Clean Water TrustStormwater management planning, BMP design, BMP construction, stormwater utilitiesMunicipalities, water districts, and wastewater districts
Coastal Pollution Remediation Grants, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone ManagementBMP design, BMP construction, boat-waste pumpouts, water quality monitoring/assessmentMunicipalities within the Massachusetts Coastal Watershed
Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentFlooding and drainage improvements, planning and capacity buildingMunicipalities and counties (eligibility based on US Census population data)
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants, National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF)Design and construction of green infrastructure BMPs, water quality monitoring/assessment, outreach and educationNonprofits, state government agencies, municipal governments, tribes, and educational institutions
Hazard Mitigation Grants, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and RecreationBMP design, BMP construction (including green infrastructure to reduce flooding hazards)State agencies, tribes, and municipal governments
Healthy Estuaries Grants, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary ProgramWater quality monitoring/assessment, BMP designMunicipalities, nonprofits, regional planning agencies, research and education institutions
Massachusetts Environmental Trust Grants, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental AffairsWater quality monitoring/assessment, outreach, education, research, BMP design, BMP constructionMunicipalities, nonprofits
MassWorks Infrastructure Grants, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic DevelopmentBMP design, BMP constructionMunicipalities
Resilient Communities Grant Program, NFWF, Wells FargoDesign and construction of green infrastructure BMPs, outreach and educationNonprofits, municipalities, and tribes
Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loans & Grants, U.S. Department of Agriculture

BMP design, BMP construction

State and municipal government, nonprofits, and tribes in rural areas
Statewide Water Management Act Grants, MassDEPWater quality assessment, BMP design, BMP construction, stormwater managementMassachusetts public water suppliers, municipalities
Urban Waters Small Grants, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyWater quality monitoring/assessment, education, outreach, BMP design, BMP constructionState and municipal government, nonprofits, tribes, educational institutions, interstate agencies