Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
05/10/21 3:00 PM
Grants to Massachusetts municipalities and water supply and fire districts for projects to protect existing or future water sources. Funding may be used for acquisitions, land surveys, management plans and reports, recording fees, and title research and certification costs. Proposals are sought for Financial assistance for the purchase of land in existing Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)-approved drinking water supply protection areas, or land in estimated protection areas of identified and planned future water supply wells or reservoirs.
This grant provides funds to assist in protecting and conserving the quality and quantity of public drinking water supply sources in the Commonwealth. EEA seeks to further the conservation of lands contributing to the protection of drinking water supplies within the Commonwealth. Applications may be to purchase land in fee simple or a CR or WPR. All applicants must specify whether their proposed acquisition will protect an existing well or reservoir or a planned new well or reservoir. The Property must be primarily located in an appropriate area to achieve stated objectives. This requirement is met in different ways depending upon whether the project is to protect an existing well or reservoir or a planned future well or reservoir.
For additional information regarding program requirements, see: https://www.mass.gov/doc/fy21-dwsp-bid-doc/download#page=4
Eligible project costs include:
For additional information about permitted uses, see: https://www.mass.gov/doc/fy21-dwsp-bid-doc/download#page=4
This program encourages the completion of projects to serve Environmental Justice populations, to help address the disproportionate share of environmental burdens borne by lower-income and racial minority communities.
GrantWatch ID#: 141710
- Maximum award: $300,000
- Reimbursement rate: 50% of the total approved project cost
The contract period will begin on the date that EEA signs the contract. Contracts issued pursuant to this BID must purchase the property and expend 100% of the approved project costs on or before the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2021 for FY2021 awards; June 30, 2022 for FY2022 awards) to be eligible for reimbursement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit one electronic copy of the application via email or file hosting service to email@example.com
and mail one original copy of the application to:
Nathaniel Thomas, Grant Manager
RE: ENV 21 DCS 10
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 626-1187
Water Supply Protection Areas map:
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