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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.


Current Funding Opportunities:

Air | Energy | Forestry | Outdoor Recreation


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Volkswagen Settlement’s Environmental Mitigation Trust (Round 3)

DEEP is announcing the launch of the third round of funding under its Volkswagen NOx Mitigation Program.


Application Deadline: September 30, 2021 (4 pm)



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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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Urban Forestry Climate Change Grant Program

These are large grants ($10,000-$37,000) that can be used to initiate, grow, support, and expand activities by municipalities and non-profits that use urban forestry to address issues of environmental justice and combat the impacts of climate change.


Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

Contact: Submit Form


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CT Recreational Trails

Grants may be made to any private nonprofit organizations, municipalities, state departments and tribal governments. Three million dollars are available.  Grant amounts vary (no max) and can pay up to 80% of eligible project costs. Eligible uses (motorized and non-motorized) including trail: planning and design, construction, maintenance and restoration; access to trails by persons with disabilities; purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment; acquisition of land or easements for a trail, or for trail corridors; operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection as related to recreational trails.


Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

Contact: Laurie Giannotti | |860-424-3578


Content last updated August, 2021.