Available Funding for Stormwater Projects in Massachusetts

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The table below provides descriptions and links to additional information on federal and state grant and loan programs that fund stormwater and water quality projects in Massachusetts. A PDF version (PDF, 132 KB) is also available.

Funding Table

Funding Source Eligible Projects Eligible Applicants
§319 Nonpoint Source Competitive Grants, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) design, BMP construction, stormwater utilities, feasibility assessment, education and outreach Massachusetts public or private organizations
§604b Water Quality Management Planning Grants, MassDEP Water quality assessment and watershed management planning, BMP design, stormwater utilities Regional planning agencies, counties, conservation districts, municipalities
Buzzards Bay Municipal Mini Grants, Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program BMP design, boat-waste pumpouts, water quality monitoring/assessment Municipalities within the Buzzards Bay watershed
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans, MassDEP, Massachusetts Clean Water Trust Stormwater management planning, BMP design, BMP construction, stormwater utilities Municipalities, water districts, and wastewater districts
Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grants, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management BMP design, BMP construction, boat-waste pumpouts, water quality monitoring/assessment Municipalities within the Massachusetts coastal watershed
Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Flooding and drainage improvements, planning and capacity building Municipalities and counties (eligibility based on U.S. Census population data)
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants, National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) Design and construction of green infrastructure BMPs, water quality monitoring/assessment, outreach and education Nonprofits, state government agencies, municipal governments, tribes, and educational institutions
Hazard Mitigation Grants, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation BMP design, BMP construction (including green infrastructure to reduce flooding hazards) State agencies, tribes, and municipal governments
Healthy Communities Grant Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Education and outreach, assessment, and BMP construction Nonprofits, state government agencies, municipal governments, tribes, and educational institutions
Healthy Estuaries Grants, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program Water quality monitoring/assessment, BMP design Municipalities, nonprofits, regional planning agencies, research and education institutions
Massachusetts Environmental Trust Grants, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Water quality monitoring/assessment, outreach, education, research, BMP design, BMP construction Municipalities, nonprofits
MassWorks Infrastructure Grants, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development BMP design, BMP construction Municipalities
Resilient Communities Grant Program, NFWF, Wells Fargo Design and construction of green infrastructure BMPs, outreach and education Nonprofits, municipalities, and tribes
Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loans & Grants, U.S. Department of Agriculture BMP design, BMP construction State and municipal government, nonprofits, and tribes in rural areas
Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program, Restore America’s Estuaries Green infrastructure BMP design, construction, retrofits, and water quality assessment, education and outreach; projects must be located in the Southeast New England Region Municipalities, state agencies, tribes, regional planning organizations, state or municipally chartered commissions, nonprofits, and academic institutions
Statewide Water Management Act Grants, MassDEP Water quality assessment, BMP design, BMP construction, stormwater management Massachusetts public water suppliers, municipalities
Urban Waters Small Grants, EPA Water quality monitoring/assessment, education, outreach, BMP design, BMP construction State and municipal government, nonprofits, tribes, educational institutions, interstate agencies

Additional resources for funding opportunities:

  • Water Finance Clearinghouse - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency database of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater grants and resources

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