Water Resources Grants & Financial Assistance

Look here for financial aid options for water-related concerns in the Commonwealth.

These financial assistance options are available for drinking water, wastewater, septic systems, wetlands and watersheds in Massachusetts.

Assistance Program for Lead in School Drinking Water

In a continued effort to ensure safe drinking water in schools around the Commonwealth, on April 26, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced that $2 million from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT) will fund cooperative efforts to help Massachusetts public schools test for lead and copper in drinking water. As part of this program, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will provide technical assistance to public schools and childcare facilities to establish a lead and copper in drinking water program. 

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Water Infrastructure Assessment and Planning Grants

This program helps grantees meet the requirements of clean water regulations. It will also help public utilities plan for infrastructure support.

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Water Management Act Grant Programs for Public Water Suppliers

This grant program is designed to assist eligible public water suppliers and municipalities with Water Management Act permits by providing funds for planning assistance, demand management, and withdrawal impact mitigation projects in local communities.

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The Community Septic Management Program

Financial assistance and incentives for communities and system owners. These programs can help provide low cost loans for septic management plans.

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Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant Program

This grant provides funds to assist public water systems and municipal water departments in protecting and conserving the quality and quantity of public drinking water supply sources in the Commonwealth.

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Grants & Financial Assistance for Watersheds & Water Quality

Grant program guides and other information about stormwater, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grants (prevention, control, and abatement of nonpoint source pollution) and Section 604 Water Quality Management Planning (water quality assessment and management planning), and summaries of projects from past years.

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State Revolving Fund

The State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans to cities, towns, and other local governmental units for drinking water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects.

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Title 5 / Septic Systems: Financial Assistance Opportunities for System Owners

Information about loans or tax credits available through MassHousing, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and community-based programs.

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