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Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

Details on how to apply for grants to replace undersized, perched, and/or degraded culverts located in areas of high ecological value
Project Inquiries now accepted until January 31, 2022.

Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

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DER's Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program is for Massachusetts municipalities interested in replacing an undersized, perched, and/or degraded culvert located in an area of high ecological value. This funding is to encourage municipalities to replace aging culverts with better designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and flood resiliency criteria. Only projects that intend to meet the goals of the Massachusetts Stream Crossing Standards are considered for funding. Interested communities can view the Notice of Upcoming Grant Opportunity below (see Downloads) for more information about the current pre-RFR (pre-Request for Responses) and upcoming RFR (Request for Responses) periods.

Project Inquiries are currently being accepted. Pre-RFR grant materials are now available below. See "How to Apply" for more information. 

How to apply Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

Project Inquiries are now being accepted. Potential applicants interested in applying to the FY23 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance grant round are strongly encouraged to e-mail DERCulverts@mass.gov to submit a Pre-RFR Project Inquiry. DER staff will contact you before the next RFR is released to discuss your project(s) eligibility. Interested applicants will be asked to provide basic project information so DER staff can be better prepared to discuss projects with potential applicants. This process is optional and intended to provide potential applicants with feedback on their project before submitting an application during the Request for Response (RFR) period. Pre-RFR Project Inquiries are due by Monday, January 31, 2022.

Pre-RFR Grant Materials, including the Pre-Request for Responses (RFR) document, application form, and bid request template are available in the "Downloads" section below. Also see FAQs and pre-recorded Grant Briefing presentations for more information.

A Pre-RFR Information Conference Call will be held on Thursday, January 27th, at 1pm. Pre-registration is required, see Notice of Upcoming Grant Opportunity in the "Downloads" section for more information.

The Pre-RFR period is anticipated to close on Friday, February 11th, at 5pm. The Request for Responses (RFR) is expected to be released on February 14, 2022.

See Notice of Upcoming Grant Opportunity in the "Downloads" section below for more information about the pre-RFR and RFR periods.

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