Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program

January 25, 2022


The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, is seeking proposals from municipalities interested in replacing an undersized, perched, and/or degraded culvert located in an area of high ecological value.


The purpose of this funding is to encourage municipalities to replace culverts with better designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and climate resiliency criteria. Total funding available for all projects selected is anticipated to be $750,000-$1,500,000.

Only projects that intend to meet the goals of the Massachusetts Stream Crossing Standards will be considered for funding. Use of these Standards to design culverts enhances river function, improves 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. Interested communities should view the full announcement, including funding, eligibility and evaluation criteria:

Pre-RFR Project Inquiry Submittal: January 31, 2022.

Grant Funding Deadline: March 14, 2022.

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