The DWSP grant program provides financial assistance to public water systems and municipal water departments for the purchase of land or interests in land for the following purposes: 1) protection of existing DEP-approved public drinking water supplies; 2) protection of planned future public drinking water supplies; or 3) groundwater recharge. It is a reimbursement program.

  • Maximum award: $350,000
  • Reimbursement rate: 50%
  • Application deadline: Monday, June 23, 2014, 5 p.m.

Information sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 29, 10 a.m.
    Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    100 Cambridge St., 9th Floor
    Boston, MA
  • Tuesday, May 6, 1 p.m.
    Department of Agricultural Resources
    101 University Drive, Suite C4
    Amherst, MA

 DWSP Grant Links:

For more information on public drinking water supplies in Massachusetts, go to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): Drinking Water


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This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.