New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
07/10/19 3:00 PM EST Receipt
Grants ranging from $10,500 to $50,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, school districts, colleges, conservation districts, and government agencies to promote community resilience and environmental sustainability in the Hudson River Estuary. Applicants must complete the required registrations and prequalifications prior to applying. Funding is intended to help communities in the Hudson River estuary watershed increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and enhance natural resources.
Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda:
-A vital estuary ecosystem;
-Estuary fish, wildlife and their habitats;
-Natural scenery; and
-Access for education, recreation and inspiration.
Eligible projects for grant funding must be located within defined geographic boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary watershed. “Hudson River Estuary” refers to the legislatively designated Hudson River Estuarine District established in Environmental Conservation Law §11-0306, which extends from the Troy dam to the Verrazano Narrows and includes Upper New York Bay to Kill Van Kull and the East River to Hell Gate, focused on the tributaries that flow into any of these waters.
Local organizations and communities may apply to advance four categories of projects and programs through planning, feasibility studies, and/or design:
1. Planning for Hudson River shoreline communities to adapt land uses and decision-making to factor in adaptation to climate change, flooding, heat, drought, and sea-level rise projections
2. Planning to make water infrastructure more resilient to flooding and/or sea level rise
3. Planning for conservation of natural resources by creating a natural resources inventory, open space inventory/index, open space plan, conservation overlay zone, open space funding
feasibility study, or connectivity plan
4. Watershed and source watershed management planning
For additional information about project types, see page 10 in the Guidelines in Attached Files.
The word “plan,” as used to describe a deliverable, is deemed to include the following plans and planning processes:
- Feasibility studies
- Designs and related permitting activities
- Development of regionally-applicable guidance documents, handbooks or fact sheets that help people adopt conservation best management practices.
GrantWatch ID#: 157084
The minimum grant amount is $10,500. The maximum grant amount is $50,000.
All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a two-year contract period/term.
Applicants MUST provide a timeline for meeting project objectives and identified tasks between December 1, 2019 and November 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/login2.aspx
Questions about the Estuary Grants Program should be directed to the contact below:
Susan Pepe, Grants Manager
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
Albany, NY 12233-3506
Questions about registration and prequalification through the Grants Gateway should be directed to the Grants Gateway Team at:
Projects must be located within the Hudson River Estuary Boundaries. To find out if your project is located within these boundaries, please type the location of the project into this Hudson River Estuary Grant Program boundaries Google Earth map:
Grant Opportunity ID: DEC01-HRER28-2019
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