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Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program Grants and Funds

Learn about the grants offered through the Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program.

Overview

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 grant application period is currently closed.

Please see the links below for more information on the program. The application period typically opens in the spring.

The loan application is open

Please see link 3 below.

  1. The first 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.
     
  2. The second is a grant 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.
     
  3. The third is a 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 are posted to the state RFR site, www.commbuys.com.

To access the RFR documents in the procurement file, go to the File Attachments section and select the link to view the RFR document

Program contact:
William Hinkley
617.626.1177
william.hinkley@state.ma.us

Additional Funding

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:

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