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Water Resources Grants & Financial Assistance

Look here for financial aid options for water-related concerns in the Commonwealth.

These financial assistance options are available for drinking water, wastewater, septic systems, wetlands and watersheds in Massachusetts.

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Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water

This program provides technical assistance to public schools and childcare facilities to establish a screening program for lead and copper in drinking water. 

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The Community Septic Management Program

Financial assistance and incentives for communities and system owners. These programs can help provide low cost loans for septic management plans.

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Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

This grant provides funds to assist public water systems and municipal water departments in protecting and conserving the quality and quantity of public drinking water supply sources in the Commonwealth.

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PFAS Treatment Grant

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is pleased to offer a grant program to support the design of systems for treatment of drinking water in PFAS-impacted communities. The grant program also includes reimbursement for costs and expenses already incurred by impacted communities for the design of treatment systems for PFAS.

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State Revolving Funds

The State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans to cities, towns, and other local governmental units for drinking water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects.

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Title 5/Septic Systems: Financial Assistance Opportunities for System Owners

Information about loans or tax credits available through MassHousing, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and community-based programs.

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Water Management Act Grant Programs for Public Water Suppliers

This grant program is designed to assist eligible public water suppliers and municipalities with Water Management Act permits by providing funds for planning assistance, demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities.

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Watersheds & Water Quality Grants and Financial Assistance

Grant program guides and other information about stormwater, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grants (prevention, control, and abatement of nonpoint source pollution) and Section 604 Water Quality Management Planning (water quality assessment and management planning), and summaries of projects from past years.

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