NHDES Announces New Dam Rehabilitation/Removal Grants for Municipally Owned High Hazard Dams

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has instituted a new Dam Rehabilitation/Removal Grant Program for Municipally Owned High Hazard Dams using American Rescue Plan Act funds. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage the rehabilitation or removal of municipally owned high hazard dams that are considered to be in poor or unsatisfactory condition. The goal is to make them compliant with current state dam safety standards or remove them and eliminate the risk to life and property that they pose. Rehabilitation/removing such dams will reduce or eliminate risk to lives and property within potentially inundated areas downstream of those dams. 

Eligible applicants include New Hampshire municipalities and municipal subdivisions that own one or more high hazard dams rated in Poor or Unsatisfactory condition. Total anticipated funding available for this grant program is approximately $5 million.

A webinar explaining the application process will be held at 11:30 AM on June 22. To register for this event, click on the registration link. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the webinar on June 22. For more information, see the Dam Rehabilitation/Removal Grant Program webpage.