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:

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Volkswagen (VW) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZIP) Round 1

DEEP is making up to $4 million of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust money available for public and private entities to purchase and install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). 


Application Deadline: September 30, 2022



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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. government benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more by providing a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.  


Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline

Contact: ACP Support Center | (877) 384-2575 | 

Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Middle Mile Program grants can be used for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed internet to unserved and underserved communities. 


Application Deadline: September 30, 2022



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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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Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program 

Grants to municipalities, land trusts and water companies to purchase land to be preserved as open space in perpetuity.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
Contact: Allyson Clarke, Property Agent

Urban Green Community Garden Grant Program

Grants to municipalities that may partner with non-profit organizations, in targeted investment communities or distressed municipalities, to restore community gardens and urban green spaces.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
Contact: Allyson Clarke, Property Agent


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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 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 will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 1, 2022 to October 3, 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 July, 2022.