Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water

In a continued effort to ensure safe drinking water in schools around the Commonwealth, on April 26, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced that $2 million from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT) will fund cooperative efforts to help Massachusetts public schools test for lead and copper in drinking water. The funds were used by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to provide technical assistance to ensure that public school districts could sample the taps and water fountains in their schools, and identify remedial actions for any taps and water fountains that showed lead and copper contamination over the action level.

Water Infrastructure Assessment and Planning Grants

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is soliciting Proposals for water infrastructure assessment and planning grant projects. 

Water Management Act Grant Programs for Public Water Suppliers

This grant program is designed to assist eligible public water suppliers and municipalities with Water Management Act permits by providing funds for planning assistance, demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities.

Community Septic Management Programs

A guide to financial assistance and incentives for communities and system owners. These programs can help provide low cost loans for septic management plans.

Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

This grant provides funds to assist public water systems and municipal water departments in protecting and conserving the quality and quantity of public drinking water supply sources in the Commonwealth. It is a reimbursement program.

Grants & Financial Assistance: Watersheds & Water Quality

Grant program guides and other information about stormwater, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grants (prevention, control, and abatement of nonpoint source pollution) and Section 604 Water Quality Management Planning (water quality assessment and management planning), and summaries of projects from past years.

State Revolving Fund

The SRF Program provides low-interest loans to cities, towns, and other local governmental units for drinking water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects.

Title 5 / Septic Systems: Financial Assistance Opportunities for System Owners

Information about loans or tax credits available through MassHousing, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and community-based programs.