Application Information, Guidelines and Fillable STEAP Application Forms

2017 STEAP APPLICATION:  Applications may be submitted anytime between now and April 17, 2017 for consideration this fiscal year. Applications must be submitted electronically at While towns are encouraged to only submit priority projects, if multiple projects are submitted, an application must be completed for each project.  Please be sure to list the projects in order of priority in the space provided on the application. 

FOR FY 2017, TOWNS ARE ALLOWED TO ROLL OVER UNAWARDED PROJECTS FROM FY 2016. If you wish to roll over a FY 2016 project application, please simply resubmit an updated copy of the application and supportive materials so that they are documented as FY 2017.

If submitting a new application for FY 2017 please use the application provided below. Old versions of the application cannot be accepted.

Please note that for FY 2017, priority will be given to applications for projects that benefit two or more eligible municipalities.  Each applicant municipality should submit an individual application for the eligible project.  Applications should indicate how benefiting municipalities plan to split project costs.

FY 2017 STEAP will operate on a rolling basis with periodic announcements.   Upon receipt, OPM will review the applications with the appropriate state agencies to determine proposed project eligibility and readiness and consistency with the State Plan of Conservation and Development. 

Please remember that STEAP is a competitive program and not an entitlement or formula grant. Unfortunately, every year the number of worthy applications received far outpaces the amount of funding available. To that end, there are no guaranteed awards to any project or municipality.

Click to download STEAP Application (Fillable Word Format)

Please note:  Applications will not save automatically.  Once you have completed your application, save it to your computer and then email it to