The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) has posted a Pre-RFR announcement for the upcoming FY22 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance grant program. The purpose of this program is to encourage municipalities to replace undersized, perched, and/or degraded culverts with better designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate resiliency criteria.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact DER during the Pre-RFR period (January 12th – February 18th, 2021) to ask both general and project-specific questions related to the upcoming grant opportunity. Total funding available for all projects selected in FY22 is anticipated to be $750,000-$1,500,000. Program details including funding, eligibility, and project evaluation can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/culvert-replacement-municipal-assistance-grant-program.
Pre-RFR questions should be directed to Bernadette DeBlander at DERCulverts@mass.gov or by phone at 617-921-0661. The application deadline for this grant opportunity is 5:00 p.m., March 18th, 2021.