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Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grants (Pre-RFR) - DUE 2/25/20

Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: JPW
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DER is seeking proposals from Massachusetts municipalities interested in replacing an undersized, perched, and/or degraded culvert located in an area of high ecological value.The total funding anticipated to be available in FY21 is $750,000-$1,500,000. Funding is to encourage municipalities to replace culverts with better designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate resiliency criteria. Only projects that intend to meet the goals of the Massachusetts Stream Crossing Standards are eligible.


Use of these Standards to design culverts improves river function and access for fish and wildlife, and reduces hazards to public safety, such as flooding, culvert failure, and road washout. Massachusetts municipalities are eligible to apply for funding to support advancing one culvert replacement project toward completion.


New for Fiscal Year 2021 - Municipalities may elect to also be considered for status as one of DER’s Culvert Replacement Training Sites. Training sites receive additional technical assistance and are eligible for funding until project completion. Additional eligibility requirements apply.


Interested communities should view the full announcement, including funding, eligibility and evaluation criteria:


The PRE-Request For Responses (RFR) period is January 28, 2020 to February 25, 2020, 3:00 PM and provides a preview of the RFR.Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Carrie Banks to discuss possible projects during this period.


Carrie Banks



The RFR is anticipated to be released at 5PM on February 25, 2020. The application deadline is 5PM, March 25, 2020.


Grant Briefings

During Grant Briefings, DER will explain the Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program, answer questions, and be available to meet one-on-one with municipalities to discuss proposed projects. Grant Briefing dates, times, and locations are listed below. Applicants are encouraged to attend and should RSVP to or 413-579-3015 in case of inclement weather and the briefings need to be canceled or postponed. Please check the DER’s website ( for the most up to date information about grant briefings.


  • February 5, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster
  • February 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, MassDOT District 1 Office, 270 Main Street, Lenox
  • February 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield
  • February 11, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Division of Marine Fisheries Office, 30 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester
  • February 14, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Southeast Regional Planning and Economic Development District at 88 Broadway, Taunton
  • February 20, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Department of Fish & Game, 251 Causeway Street, Boston


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