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

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