Massachusetts Dredging Program

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) is pleased to announce the opening of the inaugural round of the Massachusetts Dredging Program. This is the Commonwealth’s first standalone grant program to offer focused funding for saltwater dredging on a competitive, annual basis. All Massachusetts coastal communities are eligible to apply.

The Massachusetts Dredging Program offers construction-phase funding to coastal municipalities for saltwater dredging projects. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with a focus on shovel-ready projects that contribute to the economic significance, recreational value, public safety, and/or coastal resiliency of the Commonwealth’s coastal harbors.

Applications for the Massachusetts Dredging Program 2019 grant round are due May 1, 2019. Potential applicants are invited to attend an information session on April 17, 2019, at 11:00 AM at One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor, Conference Room 3, Boston. Please RSVP to with the subject line “Dredging Info Session.”

For complete program requirements and application instructions, please refer to the RFP available at

Outreach for Department of the Army General Permits for Massachusetts

The New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751 issued statewide General Permits for Massachusetts (GPs for MA) for minimal-impact activities subject to Corps jurisdiction in waters of the U.S. within the boundaries of, and off the coast of, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts excluding work within the boundaries of Indian tribal lands. The GPs for MA replaced the 2010 Massachusetts GP that expired on January 21, 2015. The GPs for MA became effective on February 4, 2015.

You can view the GPs for MA by following this
path: >> State General Permits >> Massachusetts.

The Corps conducted 12 outreach webinars to explain the GPs for MA in March 2015. The Corps will present similar material on the inland and tidal aspects of the GPs for MA at the following outreach workshops:

Cape Cod Mon., April 27th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Southeast Tue., April 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Northeast Wed., April 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Western Thr., April 30th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Central Fri, May 1st, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Cape Cod workshop will occur in the Innovation Room (Room E), Building 7, Barnstable County Complex, Rt. 6A, 3195 Main St, Barnstable, MA.  See attached Barnstable County Campus Map.

The Southeast workshop will occur at the Southeast MassDEP Office, 20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA.

The Northeast workshop will occur at the Billerica Public Library, 15 Concord Road, Billerica, MA.

The Western workshop will occur at the Holyoke Boat House, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA.

The Central workshop will occur at the Central MassDEP Office, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester, MA.

This public notice is located at: >> State General Permits >> Massachusetts, and >> Public Notices.

General Permits for Massachusetts Issued

Dear Massachusetts Stakeholders,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has issued General
Permits for Massachusetts (GPs for MA).  The previous Massachusetts GP (MA
GP) expired on January 20, 2015. The 23 GPs for Massachusetts issued
continue the expedited review process for activities in Corps
jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the
Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection,
Research, and Sanctuaries Act.

You can view the Public Notice at:
You can view the GPs for MA at:

For more information, please contact Mr. Greg Penta at (978) 318-8862 or  If you wish to have your address changed or
removed from this mailing list, please contact Ms. Tina Chaisson at (978)
318-8058 or

We sincerely thank you for your help and input,

Greg Penta
Policy, Analysis and Technical Support Branch, Regulatory Division U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, New England District
696 Virginia Road
Concord, MA  01742-2751
(978) 318-8862