The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce funding for projects that will implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda - to provide benefits of a vital estuary ecosystem: Clean water; resilient communities; the sustainability of Estuary fish, wildlife, and habitats; conservation of natural scenery; and enhanced access, river education, and recreational opportunities.
This Hudson River Estuary Grant RFA for Local Stewardship Planning seeks to assist Hudson Valley municipalities and organizations build their capacity to implement the 2021-2025 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda and provide the following benefits:
The Estuary Program provides training and technical assistance to improve local stewardship, so the river and its ecosystem continue to provide these benefits. This RFA is designed to help local organizations and communities build on that technical assistance to advance the following four types of local projects and programs through planning, feasibility studies and/or design.
For eligible project types, see p. 10 of the Guidelines and Instructions listed in Supporting Documents below.
For eligible project expenditures, see p. 26 of the above document.
Additional Geographic Information:Eligible projects for grant funding must be located within defined geographic boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary watershed: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/remediation_hudson_pdf/hregrantmap.pdf
Estimated Total Program Funding: