New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Environmental Protection Fund
07/26/19 4:00 PM ET
Grants starting at $10,000 to New York cities, counties, villages, towns, and boroughs for projects to address climate change mitigation. Funding is designated for assessment, planning, and inventory projects, as well as implementation projects that will advance efforts to address climate change.
Funds are available for two broad categories. The first category supports implementation projects related to climate change adaptation and the reduction of greenhouse gases outside the power sector (transportation, methane, and refrigerants). The second category supports planning projects related to Climate Smart Communities certification actions.
Eligible implementation projects must be climate change adaptation or non-power sector GHG mitigation projects. There are two categories: Adaptation Implementation projects and Mitigation Implementation Projects. For details and eligible projects, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/cscrfa19.pdf=page#5.
Certification projects focus on assessments, inventories, and planning activities that are part of becoming a certified Climate Smart Community. Only certain certification actions are eligible for grant funding. These actions create a foundation from which the community may institutionalize adaptation to climate change and mitigation of GHG emissions. They also provide a basis for future grant applications in the implementation category. For details and eligible projects, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/cscgfs19.pdf=page#1 and http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/cscrfa19.pdf=page#7.
The following expenses will be eligible for reimbursement:
- Personnel services
- Contractual services
For more details of eligible expenses, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/cscrfa19.pdf=page#9.
GrantWatch ID#: 181578
- Total available - up to $11,038,554
- Minimum award: $10,000
- Maximum award: $2,000,000
- Design & engineering: up to a maximum of 15% of the grant request
- Total available - up to $700,000
- Minimum award: $10,000, except that up to five grants of between $2500 and $9999 each may be awarded to municipalities of population sizes less than 40,000.
- Maximum award: $100,000
No more than 50 percent of the total available funds for either implementation or certification projects will be awarded to municipalities with populations greater than 100,000 or to any single municipality.
The start date for all Master Contract for Grants and Letters of Agreement awarded through this request for applications will be March 15, 2020. Project costs must be incurred between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2025 to be considered eligible for reimbursement or match. Applicants should not submit applications in response to this RFA if they do not anticipate they can complete their projects within five years of the contract start date, i.e., by March 14, 2025.
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Climate Policy Analyst
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For general information and questions on the Climate Smart Communities program:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Office of Climate Change
Albany, NY 12233
USA: New York City; New York