CZM Jobs and Grants

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


NEW: Chief Archaeologist/State Underwater Archaeologist

The Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (BUAR), hosted at CZM, is seeking a Chief Archaeologist (State Underwater Archaeologist) who may also serve as BUAR Director. This position serves as lead technical specialist in underwater archaeology and related historic/cultural/heritage resource preservation issues with a responsibility to analyze data and provide advice to BUAR members, CZM, EEA, and other state and federal agencies. The Chief Archaeologist will carry out BUAR’s mission “to identify, preserve, and interpret the Commonwealth’s underwater cultural heritage, non-renewable public resources, for the recreational, economic, environmental, and historical benefit of its citizens.” For the complete job description, including application details, see the job posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but first consideration will be given to applications received by March 27.

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


NEW: Pre-RFR Information Presentations for Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) and Coastal Resilience Grant Programs

CZM anticipates the release of the Fiscal Year 2020 Requests for Responses (RFRs) for the Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) and Coastal Resilience Grant Programs this spring. In advance of the RFR releases, CZM held four information sessions to discuss the goals and requirements of the two grant programs, answer questions, and provide feedback on potential project ideas. For more information, see the CPR presentation (PDF, 3 MB) and Coastal Resilience presentation (PDF, 2 MB) from these sessions.

Open Requests for Responses (RFRs)

NEW: Buzzards Bay Municipal Mini-Grants - Round III

The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program is seeking a third round of proposals for the Buzzards Bay Watershed Municipal Mini-Grant Program, with $95,418 in funding is available for this grant round. Projects must implement a recommendation(s) 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. Eligible projects include stormwater remediation designs for discharges affecting marine waters, wetland/open space/habitat acquisition, migratory fish passage restoration, construction of boat pumpout facilities, and other activities that support the management plan. A 33 percent match of requested funding is required, and only municipalities are eligible to apply. For more information, to view the RFR, and download required forms, see the COMMBUYS website. Proposals are due by May 6 at 4:00 p.m.

Also, see 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 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 and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) - This program provides federal funding for coastal and estuarine land conservation projects.
  • Grant Programs of the National Estuary Programs (NEPs) administered by CZM
    • Buzzards Bay Municipal Mini-Grant Program - 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 Estuary Grant Program - These grants, administered by the MassBays National Estuary Program (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.
  • CZM Grant Viewer - This interactive map provides information on these grants: CZM’s Coastal Resilience Grants and Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Grants, BBNEP grants and funding, and the MassBays Healthy Estuaries Grants. Pop-up boxes provide details on each grant award and information can be sorted by grant program, category (including Construction - Living Shoreline or Stormwater Infrastructure, Design & Permitting, Habitat Restoration, and Vulnerability Assessment), and year that mapped data are available.

Other State Coastal-Related Grants