The Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program offers financial resources to qualified applicants for projects that share our mission to enhance, preserve, and protect the natural resources and the scenic, historic and aesthetic qualities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund was established in 2013 by the Massachusetts Legislature to promote public health, public safety, and ecological restoration. Additional funds have also been supplemented the program with monies authorized in the EEA Environmental Bond.
The Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program FY2019 RFR is now closed. Program awards were announced on October 24, 2018. Click here for the press release listing all of the awards:
Two requests for proposals are typically offered each year.
One is a grant program to support the completion of designs and permit applications to repair or remove dams, seawalls and other coastal infrastructure, and levees. Municipalities and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
The second is a grant and/or loan program to support the construction phase of repair or removal of dams, seawalls and other coastal infrastructure, and levees. Municipalities and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Certain private owners of dams may apply for loan financing.
The Requests for Proposals remain posted to the state RFR site, www.commbuys.com for reference.
To access the RFR documents in the procurement file, go to the File Attachments section and select the link to view the RFR document
If the above links does not take you to the RFR pages:
1. Go to http://www.commbuys.com
2. Select “Contract and Bid Search”, then select “bids”
3. Enter "DSLF" in the Bid Description field
4. Select the Search button
5. Click on a search result for DSLF DESIGN AND PERMIT GRANT or DSLF CONSTRUCTION FINANCE GRANT.
6. Go to the File Attachments section and select the link to view the RFR document.
The next round of applications is expected to open in late spring of 2019. Please check this page or www.commbuys.com for updates.
Project funding is also available from a variety of federal, state, and private sources. Use the appropriate guide to help locate potential funding sources, especially for costs not covered by this Fund: