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Project summaries from past years are also included for reference.
This grant program is authorized under Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act for implementation projects that address the prevention, control, and abatement of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. In general, eligible projects must: implement measures that address the prevention, control, and abatement of NPS pollution; target the major source(s) of nonpoint source pollution within a watershed/subwatershed; contain an appropriate method for evaluating the project results; and must address activities that are identified in the Massachusetts NPS Management Plan. Proposals may be submitted by any interested Massachusetts public or private organization. To be eligible to receive funding, a 40% non-federal match is required from the grantee.
Notice: Pre-RFR Meeting, March 6, 2018
Each year the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issues a Request for Responses (RFR) for competitive projects to be funded through Section 319 grants. This year’s RFR is anticipated to be issued on or about April 2, 2018. Proposals will be due on or about June 1, 2018. The RFR will be posted on this webpage.
One Pre-RFR Meeting will be held at MassDEP’s Central Regional Office, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester, MA, on March 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the SuAsCo Room (snow date March 13, 2018). Further details are in the Notice of Availability below.
Refer to these materials as you plan your project proposal.
In Spring 2016, the Department of Environmental Protection teamed up with MassBays and Bay State Roads to produce a series of workshops for municipal and nonprofit staff, "Proposals for Cleaner Water: A Grant Writing Workshop." Handouts and presentations from the training are below.
This grant program is authorized under the federal Clean Water Act Section 604(b) for water quality assessment and management planning. Eligible entities include: regional planning agencies, councils of governments, conservation districts, counties, cities and towns, and other substate public planning agencies and interstate agencies. No local match is required.
The Request for Responses for the FFY 2018 grant round is now available.
This program, introduced in 2017, enables groups of Massachusetts municipalities to expand their efforts to meet requirements for the 2003 or the 2016 Small MS4 General Permits, and to reduce stormwater pollution through coordinated partnerships that emphasize resource sharing.
Past projects conducted with S. 319 and S. 604b grant funds.