Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program

Grant and Funding Opportunities

The following links (opened in a new window) will give a wide range of other funding opportunities for state and federal grant programs.

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program.

Gulf of Maine Council Community-based Habitat Restoration Program.
The Gulf of Maine Council has funded restoration projects in Buzzards Bay in the past.

NOAA's Habitat Restoration Center's Grant Program.

Applications generally due in May. This has been a good source of funds for herring restoration projects in Buzzards Bay.

Massachusetts CZM grant opportunities pages

EPA's new watershed funding search page
Give it a try, for one stop shopping for federal grants.

EPA's new watershed funding database information page

Massachusetts State Procurement Website (COMM-Pass).
Includes all state service solicitations, including state grant programs. Click on "Open Solicitations."

Massachusetts DEP's Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

US Fish and Wildlife Grants Page.

Fish America Grants.

National Park Service Grants- Preserve America.

National Wildlife Federation Grants.

Fish America Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) RFP

US EPA's New England Urban Environmental Program

New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
This small grants program is designed to foster and give voice to grassroots environmental initiatives in the six New England states. Grants of up to $2500 are provided to fuel civic engagement, local activism, and social change.

Massachusetts DEP Municipal Recycling Grants.
For municipalities that have an interest in recycling, composting, hazardous waste (solid waste reduction) technical assistance grants and/or recycling and related equipment grants etc.

US EPA's Region I (New England) grant page.


Region 1 Education Grant program, fall deadline.


Mass Environmental Trust funding opportunities
Municipalities around Buzzards Bay are eligible to receive funds under certain MET programs. This is a link to a MET page that has more information.


Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts


River Network - online Directory to Funding Sources


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)



Grant Writing Resources

Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance Grant Writing Assistance

The Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course