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:

BroadbandEnergy | ForestryOpen Space | Sustainable Materials Management | Water



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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 |  


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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: DEEP BETP |


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: Brian Biernat | | (860) 827-2983


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Urban Community Forestry Planning Grant

The Urban and Community Forestry Planning Grant Program is providing funding to support projects that will helpcollect baseline data that can be used to inform future management decisions. Awards are for $2,500 - $65,000, municipalities and non-profit 501(c)3 organization are eligible to apply with the request amount requiring a 50:50 match.

Application Deadline: October 24, 2023


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Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program

OSWA grants can fund 65%-75% of permanent open space protection projects. High ranking projects focus on environmental justice and equity, protect important natural resources, enhance state climate change goals, and provide public access for outdoor recreation. Since the OSWA program began in 1998, more than $157 million in state funding has been awarded to municipalities, nonprofit land conservation organizations and water companies to assist in the purchase of more than 42,000 acres of publicly accessible land. 

Application Deadline: October 2, 2023
Contact: Allyson Clarke, Property Agent |

Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program

UGCG grants can fund 50% of projects focused on creating, enhancing or restoring an urban green space or community garden. Funding can be used to purchase gardening supplies, tools, plants and minimal associated structures. Since 2007, $2.5 million has been provided to eligible cities and towns to reinvigorate urban open spaces.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2023
Contact: Jamie Sydoriak |

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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 July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023


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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 $1.2 million. Proposals may be submitted by any interested public or private organization.

Application Deadline: Annually



Content last updated September 2023.