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%
  • Application deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
  • Inquiries:
    • There would be no information session for this grant. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the grant contact person with their questions. Please note; no questions on the application process will be addressed after January 5, 2018.

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:

Emmanuel Owusu - Division of Conservation Services

(617) 626-1187



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