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Grants to New York Local Government Agencies to Notify the Public About Sewage Overflows

New York State Sewage Pollution Right to Know Grant Program


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Funding Source
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Funding or PIN Number: DEC01-CSOR1-2016
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/12/16 3:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 to New York local government agencies and sewer districts or authorities for the detection, monitoring and reporting of overflows. Questions on this RFP are due by June 10. Projects must help municipalities comply with the sewage pollution law that requires immediate public reporting following the discovery of discharges of untreated and partially treated sewage.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

-Municipality, as defined in 6 NYCRR Part 750, means any county, town, city, village, district corporation, special improvement district, sewer authority or agency thereof; AND

-Municipality must have permitted CSOs; AND

-The municipal wastewater system must serve less than 200,000 people; AND

-The municipality must agree to use NY-ALERT to report CSO discharges for their entire system.

Pre-Application Information
Grant funds are available for up to 90% of the total eligible project costs. Applicants are required to provide a 10 percent match on the grant fund amount.

Please email all grant opportunity questions to Include NYS Sewage Pollution Right to Know Grant Program in the subject line of the email. Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted by the Department until 4:00 PM on Friday June 10, 2016. All questions and answers will be uploaded in the Grants Gateway for all applicants to view.

Applications must be developed and submitted in the NYS Grants Gateway by 3:00 PM, June 24, 2016.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $50,000.

Term of Contract
The anticipated project length is 2 years, with a start date of October 1, 2016 and a term end date of September 31, 2018.

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