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Incentives &  Financial Assistance

Resource Center Incentives

Homeowners may be eligible for incentives up to a total of $25,000.00 to create new ADUs. Incentives are given as deferred forgivable loans.

Pre-Permitting Incentives:

Qualified homeowners may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 for pre-permitting activities. These funds may only be used for:



Certified Plot Plan  

Certified Site/Land Survey (more complex than a plot plan)

Geotechnical Reports

Groundwater Survey

Soil Test


Architectural Elevations

Architectural Renderings (Stick Built or Pre-Fab/Modular)

Architectural Blueprints/Floor Plans

Foundation Plan

Energy Calculations

Structural Calculations


Engineered Septic Plan

Septic Upgrades/Sewer Betterment/Hook Up Fees

Soils Analysis & Percolation Testing

Title V Inspections (including video inspections)

Design of pressure-distribution Septic Systems

Design of Conventional Septic Systems

Design of I/A Septic Systems

Post-Construction Incentives:

  • Qualified homeowners may be eligible to receive up to $25,000 once the ADU is created. Homeowners who received pre-development/pre-construction incentives may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 once the ADU is completed.

  • Incentives are paid for rental units that do not already exist, are built as new ADU rental units 1 of the 8 Lower Cape towns, and are rented on a year-round basis.

For full eligibility and loan compliance requirements, please contact:

Talitha Abramsen at 508-290-0119 or

At this time, the funding for this program is limited and priority will be given on a first come first served basis of income eligible homeowners.  Additional funding is being sought.

Cape Light Compact Incentives

Cape Light Compact offers a variety of residential rebates and incentives for high efficiency residential new constructions, renovations, and additions – For more information (Click Here)

Cape Cod AquiFunZero/Low-Interest, Betterment Loans

Zero & Low-Interest, Betterment Loans to Help Clean Up Cape Cod’s Waters. Cape Cod AquiFund provides financial assistance for septic system replacement, installation of advanced onsite wastewater treatment units, and sewer connections.

To assist those residents who need the most help in areas where sewers and advanced onsite technologies are being used to clean up Cape Cod’s waters, AquiFund offers an income-based tiered interest rate for new program applicants. (Click Here)

General Inquiries for Cape Cod AquiFund

Call: 774-330-3010

Alice Ryan, Program Manager

Email: alice.ryan@capecod,gov

Call:    774-314-2244

Angela Do Carmo, Loan Manager

Call:   508-375-6877


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