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: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • Inquiries:
    • There would be no information session for this grant. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the grant contact person with their questions. Please note; no questions on the application process will be addressed after November 28, 2016.

 DWSP Grant Links:

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


Emmanuel Owusu
(617) 626-1187


This information is provided by the Division of Conservation Services.