Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

Find details on this grant program. Learn what types of projects are eligible, and figure out if your organization is eligible to apply.


The DWSP grant program provides financial assistance to public water systems and municipal water departments for the purchase of land or interests in land for the following purposes: 1) protection of existing DEP-approved public drinking water supplies; 2) protection of planned future public drinking water supplies; or 3) groundwater recharge. It is a reimbursement program.

Grant Details

  • Maximum award: $300,000
  • Reimbursement rate: 50%
  • BID Release Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Application deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    • Information Session: Email contact person to RSVP for the information session
      Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:00 am
      Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters at
      1 Rabbit Hill Road (off North Drive) Westborough, MA 01581
    • Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the grant contact person with their questions

DWSP Grant Links

For more information on public drinking water supplies in Massachusetts, go to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): Drinking Water

Contact Information

For more information, you can contact:

Melissa Cryan - Division of Conservation Services

(617) 626-1187