The Brewster Ponds Coalition is happy to announce a new Pond Remediation Matching Grant Program to assist Brewster pond and neighborhood groups in protecting and promoting the health of their ponds. Any pond with a surface area that is at least one third within the town’s borders is eligible.
Click here to see a short video describing the new matching grants program.
The BPC will provide matching funds of up to $10,000 annually at a 1:2 ratio. For example, if an applicant raises $6,000 for an approved project, BPC would contribute $3,000. In-kind donations for services (labor, materials, etc.) cannot be included. Most projects are expected to be one-time events, such as the construction of a storm water management basin or rain garden. However, for multi-year projects, such as macrophyte (or aquatic vegetation) harvesting, The BPC can commit funding for up to three years.
During each annual cycle, the applicants’ full contribution must be made before BPC matching funds are added. Applicants should present a detailed description of their project, including a budget and an explanation of project participants and funding sources. If an application meets with initial approval, a meeting may be held with members of the BPC board to discuss the project and answer any questions. Visit brewsterponds.org to see a video explaining the grant program.
For more information about this opportunity and for questions about the application procedure email Bruce Swiren at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, visit brewsterponds.org or telephone 508-258-9801.