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Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

Find details on this grant program. Learn what types of projects are eligible, and figure out if your organization is eligible to apply.

FY24 Grant Round Now Open.


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.

Please attend the online information session to learn more about the grant program. One online information session will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024 via MS Teams.  Please email vanessa.farny@mass.gov by Monday, January 8, 2024 to register.

Grant Details

  • Maximum award: $350,000
  • Reimbursement rate: 60%
  • Grant bid release date: December 14, 2023

  • Grant deadline: March 8, 2024 at 3:00 PM

DWSP Grant Links

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

Contact Information

For more information, you can contact:

Vanessa Farny - Division of Conservation Services

(857) 330-1978


Additional Resources

Contact   for Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program


100 Cambridge St, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114

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