CZM Jobs and Grants

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


There are currently no employment opportunities at CZM. Please check back later or see the links below for other state and coastal-related opportunities.


NEW: Pre-RFR Information Sessions to Be Held on the Coastal Resilience and Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Programs

CZM anticipates the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Requests for Responses (RFRs) for Coastal Resilience Grants and Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Grants this spring. In advance of the release of the RFRs, CZM will host four information sessions to discuss the goals and requirements of the two grant programs, answer questions, and provide feedback on potential project ideas:​

  • March 26, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs - Conference Room A, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston
  • March 28, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Wareham Public Library - Meeting Room, 59 Marion Road, Wareham
  • April 3, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Ipswich Town Hall - Conference Room C, 25 Green Street, Ipswich
  • April 5, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Orleans Snow Library, 67 Main Street, Orleans

The Coastal Resilience Grant Program provides funding to coastal communities to reduce risks associated with coastal storms, flooding, erosion, and sea level rise through innovative and transferable local initiatives. Eligible projects include efforts to increase awareness and understanding of climate impacts, assess vulnerability and risk, plan for changing conditions, and redesign vulnerable public facilities and infrastructure. Additionally, both coastal communities and eligible nonprofits may seek funding for non-structural (or green infrastructure) approaches that enhance natural resources and provide storm damage protection. CZM’s CPR Grant Program provides funds to municipalities within the Massachusetts Coastal Watershed for a variety of projects that address local nonpoint source stormwater pollution issues, including water quality assessment, the design and construction of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs), and commercial boat-waste pumpout facilities.

For additional assistance, potential applicants are also encouraged to refer to the contact information found near the bottom of these pages: Coastal Resilience Grant Program and CPR Grant Program.

Open Requests for Responses (RFRs)

MassBays Strategic Communications Plan - The Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) is seeking applications from qualified contractors to work with MassBays and members of its Management Committee to develop a communications strategy to broaden awareness of MassBays’ programs and accomplishments; highlight scientific research, monitoring, and management needs across the planning area; and invite current and new partners to participate actively in achieving the goals (PDF, 501 KB) of its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). For more information, to view the Request for Responses, and download required forms, see the COMMBUYS website. Applications are due by March 21.

Also, see COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's electronic procurement system, for other state opportunities.

CZM Grant Programs

  • Coastal Resilience Grant Program - Grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations to 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, which are 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.

Other State Coastal-Related Grants


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