Massachusetts Launches Small Pellet Boiler Grant Program, Up to $15K per Eligible System 


MassCEC and the DOER earlier this month announced $475,000 for the Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Pilot Grant Program. This program provides financial assistance in the form of grants to Massachusetts residents and organizations who install high-efficiency, low-particulate matter (PM) wood-pellet boilers or furnaces in their homes or businesses.



To qualify for a grant, the installed boiler or furnace must be used in a year-round residence or small business where the building occupant pays into the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. All customers of investor-owned utilities – National Grid, NSTAR, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, Unitil (Fitchburg Gas and Electric) – and participating municipal lighting plants (Ashburnham, Holden, Holyoke, Russell and Templeton) pay into this trust.

  • Grants in this program will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All applicants will need to provide MassCEC with a copy of an electric bill for the project site at the time of application so that MassCEC can verify eligibility.
  • Property owners may submit an application for a property that they own, even if it is not their primary residence or place of business, however the project site must be occupied year round.
  • These grants can be combined with any other local, state or federal incentive, and applicants are encouraged to do this where possible.

Funding Availability and Grant Structure

  • Grants will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
  • Grants will be distributed once all necessary paperwork is submitted to and approved by MassCEC.
  • Grant amounts will be determined based on a number of variables, read more here >>