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DER has released the Request for Responses (RFR) seeking applications for our Priority Projects Program.
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The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) has released the Restoration Priority Projects Request for Responses (RFR). 

During this RFR period, DER is soliciting applications for projects located in Massachusetts that focus on cranberry bog wetland restoration, dam removal and river restoration, coastal wetland restoration, or a combination of these topics for admission to DER's Priority Projects Program. Through the Priority Projects Program, DER selects projects that help advance our mission. Selections are based upon consideration of the project’s cost, size, practicality, feasibility, opportunity for public benefits, available DER resources, direct benefits to aquatic resources, and partner support. Selected projects will be eligible to receive support such as technical assistance from DER staff, technical services from consultants under contract to DER, and/or direct grant funding.

During the RFR period, DER can no longer discuss project ideas or answer project-specific questions. Only clarifying or technical questions regarding the application and application process can be answered, and must be submitted in writing by May 4th at 5pm. 

Applications are due by May 17, 2021 at 5pm.

Visit DER's Priority Projects webpage for more information and how to apply.

Division of Ecological Restoration 

DER restores and protects rivers, wetlands, and watersheds in Massachusetts for the benefit of people and the environment.