Grants and Financial Assistance

Below is a list of active funding opportunities administered by DEEP. For more information on a specific program, please click the grant title link.


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Current Funding Opportunities:

Energy | Sustainable Materials Management | Water


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State Energy Program

Federal grant from US DOE which can be used to fund projects which promote energy efficiency, energy security, or environmentally friendly economic growth. Typical annual funding around $700k.  No maximum individual award limit.  Projects are selected by DEEP in alignment with goals of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy.


Application Deadline: Annually, in April

Contact: Kyle Ellsworth | | (860) 827-2856


Weatherization Assistance Program

Federal grant from US DOE to address weatherization and health and safety issues in homes for low-income residents.  Annual funding of about $3.7 million.  Roughly 80% of funds are passed through to local community action agencies who administer the program at the ground level.  Eligibility for customers is 60% SMI.


Application Deadline: Annually, in May

Contact: Kyle Ellsworth | | (860) 827-2856


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Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program

The grant program will support the establishment of beverage container redemption centers in urban centers and environmental justice communities. Preference will be given to locally-owned, minority-owned, and/or women-owned business applicants, and first-time redemption center owners and new redemption centers. Business owners, municipalities, and regional councils of government are eligible to apply. Awards may not exceed $150,000 per redemption center, and must be used for purposes including infrastructure, technology, and costs associated with the establishment of a beverage container redemption center and for initial operational expenses of the redemption center.


Application Deadline: Applications for fiscal year 2021-2022 will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022



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DEEP Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grants

Grants are awarded for projects that address Nonpoint Source impacts in surface waters including creation and implementation of approved Watershed Based Plans. Typical maximum awards are under $500,000 from a total available of approximately $1million. Proposals may be submitted by any interested public or private organization.


Application Deadline: Annually, December



Content last updated December, 2021.