Grants & Other Funding Opportunities

Upcoming grant rounds

There are no new grant rounds expected at this time.

Special Procurement for Laboratory Analyses

The Buzzards Bay NEP has posted a procurement solicitation for Stormwater Bacteria Testing (ENV 17 CZM 07). Go to the COMMBUYS website to download the guidance and application.

Other Grant Opportunities

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Jobs and Grants page lists all active grant opportunities from Massachusetts CZM.
Visit MA DEP Grants & Financial Assistance page for Watersheds & Water Quality projects.
The EPA Grants Award Process Webinars page has useful information about how to apply for EPA grants.
The U.S. EPA region 1’s Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program (SNEP) is expected to have another grant opportunity.

Past Grant Rounds

Spring 2017 Buzzards Bay NEP Municipal Grants

We are still waiting to see the status of our federal funding, so please stay tuned.


Overview of Buzzards Bay Municipal Grant Program

The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, a planning and technical assistance unit of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, makes funding available to assist eligible Buzzards Bay watershed municipalities to meet the goals and objectives of the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. Grant categories typically include the protection of open space, rare and endangered species habitat, and freshwater and saltwater wetlands, projects to help restore tidally restricted salt marshes, to develop designs and remediate stormwater discharges threatening water quality, monitoring to establish the effectiveness of previously funded Buzzards Bay NEP projects, to construct pumpout facilities, to digitize wetland boundaries approved in permits, to assist in the monitoring of water quality to prioritize stormwater remediation, to address problems in migratory fish passage, and to implement other recommendations contained in the watershed management plan for Buzzards Bay.

More recently, we have also administered funds in support of the Southern New England Program (formerly SNECWRP). These grant funds are made available to a wider range of groups including municipalities, non-profits, higher education and research institutions, and others.

All our grant programs are made available through the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) as part of one or more Cooperative Agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Suggestions for applying for other grants

All Buzzards Bay NEP grants, and grants solicitations issued by other state agencies, are posted on the state’s CommBuys system. If you check the CommBuys website regularly, you will be informed of grant opportunities from the Buzzards Bay NEP and other Commonwealth of Massachusetts agencies.

The Buzzards Bay NEP provides technical support to municipalities within our watershed, and may also provide technical support outside our watershed depending on staff availability and transferability of the project.

Is your town having trouble meeting match requirements for environmental grants? Consider matching Buzzards Bay NEP or CZM CPR grants with funding from other sources, like Massachusetts Environmental Trust. CZM grants and MET funds are state funds and can be used to match federally funded grant programs like the Buzzards Bay NEP’s or Massachusetts DEP’s 319 NPS program.

Click on the link Other Funding Opportunities for funding opportunities in other agency programs.