The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has opened the State Revolving Fund solicitation for new drinking water and clean water projects.

MassDEP’s Division of Municipal Services is accepting Project Evaluation Forms for construction projects, asset management planning, and Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants, through July 26 at noon, for consideration in the calendar 2025 funding cycle.

To apply, submit a PEF online via MassDEP’s website.

MassDEP is also accepting loan/grant applications for new projects, on a rolling basis, while funding is available, for the following:
• Lead service lines planning grants: MassDEP is accepting grant applications for planning activities that assist public water suppliers to complete LSL inventories and to develop LSL replacement programs. Public water suppliers are advised to apply as soon as possible, as funding will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Lead service lines replacement project loans: To expedite the replacement of lead service lines, the MassDEP is accepting loan applications from public water suppliers that have approved lead service line replacement programs. Projects must be implemented in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions and all SRF program requirements. Priority for financing will be given to systems with documented lead levels, particularly those exceeding the 90th percentile, and public water suppliers serving disadvantaged communities or small systems. The MassDEP will review applications monthly while funding is available.
• Loans for eligible planning activities for both Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.
• Community Management Septic Loans: SRF loans are available to fund Communities Septic Management Programs. Communities that implement a Septic Management Program that offers an interest rate reduction to homeowners based on area median income threshold may be eligible for interest-free loans, subject to review and an affirmative vote by the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust’s Board of Trustees.

SRF loan/grant applications for calendar 2024 are now being accepted online via eSRF.