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Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP)

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, School Districts,
For-Profits, and IHEs for Watershed Stewardship Projects

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Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP), Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC), Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District (UCSWCD), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)

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Grants to New York nonprofit and for-profit organizations, government agencies, secondary school districts, and IHEs for watershed stewardship projects in eligible locations. For-profit applicants may only apply for research, assessment, and monitoring grants. Eligible categories include education; planning; research, assess­ment, and monitoring; flood haz­ard mitigation; stream-related public infra­struc­ture improve­ments; and stream restora­tion. Projects can only be funded in towns within the Ashokan Reser­voir Water­shed that have adopted stream management plans.

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) pro­vides fund­ing for com­mu­nity part­ners to imple­ment rec­om­men­da­tions iden­ti­fied in the AWSMP Action Plan below and in the Stream Man­age­ment Plan for the water­shed.

Eligible projects relate to:

  • Improving water quality and enhancing stream stability
  • Protecting or improving stream-related infrastructure
  • Enhancing stream access and recreation
  • Planning and analysis for flood hazard mitigation
  • Increasing knowledge, skills and information in the community about stream stewardship
  • Protecting and enhancing aquatic and riparian habitat and ecosystems

Requested funds may be used for expenses directly related to the proposed project, including wages and consultant fees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148882

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for education projects is $35,000. There is no maximum or minimum award for projects in other categories.

Term of Contract:

Funded projects generally run from one to two years. Funding will be considered for early phases of a multi-phase project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eli­gi­ble appli­cants include local, county, state, or fed­eral gov­ern­ment agen­cies, 501(c)(3) orga­ni­za­tions, sec­ondary school dis­tricts, col­leges or uni­ver­si­ties. For-profit firms or insti­tu­tions may sub­mit fund­ing appli­ca­tions in the Research, Assess­ment and Mon­i­tor­ing cat­e­gory only.

Please note: Replacement or repair of failing infrastructure due to age or decay is not eligible for funding. Only the por­tion of costs asso­ci­ated with the enlarge­ment or improve­ment of struc­tures to meet stream management objec­tives is eli­gi­ble for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Applicants submitting infrastructure or stream restoration projects are encouraged to schedule a project review with AWSMP staff before applying.

Use of match from in-kind or other funding sources is not required but is encouraged to demonstrate how AWSMP funds will be leveraged.

SMIP Funding for Infrastructure Improvements:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit one electronic copy in Microsoft Word and one signed copy in PDF or hardcopy format to:

Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program
Attn: Leslie Zucker, PO Box 667
3130 Route 28
Shokan, NY 12481
(845) 688-3047

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Leslie Zucker at (845) 688‑3047.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Ashokan Water­shed

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