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CZM Jobs and Grants

Find information on employment opportunities and available grants from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).


NEW: Chief Coastal Resilience Officer - CZM is seeking a Chief Coastal Resilience Officer to lead coastal resilience efforts for the Commonwealth. This new position will be responsible for implementing the policies and programs of CZM as they relate to improving resilience to climate change impacts along the Massachusetts coast. The Chief Coastal Resilience Officer will coordinate the activities of CZM across all program areas as they relate to coastal resilience planning, implementation, funding, and technical assistance, drawing from priorities developed and adopted through the ResilientCoasts Plan and as required by approved CZM coastal policies. This position is also tasked with leading coastal resilience efforts across the offices and agencies of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) through coordination with key EEA staff implementing ResilientMass, the Commonwealth’s strategy for reducing risk and building resilience to natural hazards and local impacts of climate change statewide. For more information and to apply, see the full job posting.

Also, see the links below for other state and coastal-related opportunities.


Open Requests for Responses (RFRs)

There currently are no open RFRs for CZM grant programs.

Upcoming RFRs

There currently are no upcoming RFRs for CZM grant programs.

Other Grant Opportunities - See the Community Grant Finder (a central location to learn about state grant opportunities for cities and towns) and COMMBUYS (the Commonwealth's electronic procurement system) for other state opportunities.

CZM Grant Programs

  • Coastal Resilience Grant Program - These CZM-administered grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations advance innovative local efforts to address coastal flooding, erosion, and sea level rise impacts through communication and public outreach initiatives, vulnerability assessments, planning activities, engineering projects, and natural storm damage protection.
  • Coastal Habitat and Water Quality (CHWQ) Grants - These new grants provide financial resources for projects that assess and treat stormwater impacts and support comprehensive habitat restoration planning activities. 
  • Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Program - These grants, also administered by CZM, provide financial resources to municipalities located in the Massachusetts Coastal Watershed to assess and remediate stormwater pollution from paved surfaces and to design and construct commercial boat waste pumpout facilities.
  • Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) - This grant program was initiated by the U.S. Congress in 2002, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) manages an annual competitive process to select projects for congressionally appropriated funding. Since 2013, however, funding has only been available for CELCP projects through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, for which Massachusetts is not eligible. For more information, see the NOAA Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program website.
  • CZM Grant Viewer - This interactive map covers grants awarded from 2014 to present through CZM’s Coastal ResilienceCoastal Habitat and Water Quality, and Coastal Pollutant Remediation grant programs. Pop-up boxes provide details on each grant award and information can be sorted by grant program, category (such as construction type, design & permitting, habitat restoration, and more), and year that mapped data are available.
  • Grant Programs of the National Estuary Programs (NEPs)
    • Buzzards Bay Grants - These grants, administered by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP), provide funding to implement recommendations in the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to protect and restore water quality and living resources in Buzzards Bay and its surrounding watershed.
    • MassBays Healthy Estuaries Grant Program - These grants, administered by the MassBays National Estuary Partnership (MassBays), provide small grants to nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and municipalities for projects that advance the goals of the MassBays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

Other State Coastal-Related Grants

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