The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) is seeking proposals from eligible applicants in Massachusetts interested in replacing undersized, perched, and/or degraded culverts or bridges located in areas of high ecological value. The purpose of this funding is to encourage applicants to replace aging culverts with better designed crossings that meet improved structural and environmental design standards and flood resiliency criteria.
Each applicant may submit one grant application for this funding opportunity. Each
grant application may propose the replacement or removal of a single culvert/bridge or of
multiple culverts/bridges located on the same stream or local connected stream network.
Project proposals may include up to three structures per application.
Only projects that intend to meet the goals of the Massachusetts Stream Crossing Standards1 will be considered for funding.