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Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP) - Climate-adaptive Design (CaD) Phase II

Grants to New York Individuals and Companies to
Support Community-Based Environmental Projects

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New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

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07/23/21 Noon


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Grants to New York consulting companies and individuals working as consultants in fields such as engineering and landscape architecture to support community projects that address climate change and other environmental issues in eligible locations. Funding is intended to promote partnerships with communities and to select elements from the applicant's Climate-adaptive Design (CaD) Studio and develop them into an implementable, community-supported project. The program is open to publicly owned land only.

Eligible communities are those that have hosted a CaD Studio (Phase I) and not yet received Phase II RFP funding: Village of Catskill, City of Hudson, City of Kingston, and Town and Village of Ossining, NY. Study areas from the Block Park and Rondout CaD Studios in the City of Kingston are eligible.

Design elements chosen for the project must meet the goals of the Climate-adaptive Design process to increase community resilience to sea-level rise and climate change through an engaged stakeholder process. Eligible projects must also enhance habitat value while reducing the impacts of shoreline and/or stormwater flooding. This may include options for strategic relocation, natural and nature-based shorelines, floodable parks, adapted structures and infrastructure, and stormwater green infrastructure.

Deliverables include an Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, Summary of Baseline Data, Climate Projections and Site Analysis, Summary of Permitting Meeting, and Draft and Final Preliminary Designs and Implementation Plan that include cost estimates and are legally and technically feasible (compare to 30% design milestone). 

Climate-adaptive Design is a three-phase process to inspire, advance, and implement climate adaptation and resiliency projects in Hudson Riverfront communities. This RFP is only for Phase II projects: however, the full process is described here for context:

For information about the Scope of Work, see:

For information about expected deliverables, see:

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GrantWatch ID#: 185558

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Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that at least one successful project or proposal will be chosen.

Term of Contract:

The project is expected to be awarded in August 2021 and completed within 18 months or no later than February 28, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are being sought from engineering, landscape architecture, or other relevant consulting firms. The proposal must demonstrate clear support from the municipality (Village of Catskill, City of Hudson, City of Kingston, and Town and/or Village of Ossining) and any additional site public property owner(s) (e.g., state or federal agency). Non-profit organizations may also be project partners.

To be eligible for this RFP, the project site(s) must be publicly owned and within a previous Climateadaptive Design (CaD) Studio study area in the Village of Catskill, City of Hudson, City of Kingston, and Town and Village of Ossining, NY.

CaD Studio locations that have previously received Climate-adaptive Design Phase II funding in 2019 are not eligible for this RFP and include Kingston Point and Village of Piermont.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An Informational Pre-Proposal Virtual Meeting will be held on June 30, 2021, at 10:00am.

To submit questions or indicate interest in participating in the information meeting, please contact the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program Project Manager, Libby Zemaitis (see details in Contact Information, below).

Pre-Application Information:

- Informational Pre-Proposal Virtual Meeting: June 30, 2021, 10:00 am
- Proposals Due to NEIWPCC: July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM (noon)
- Proposers Notified of Funding Decisions (subject to change): August 6, 2021
- Detailed Project Work Plans Due: August 20, 2021
- Anticipated Project Start Date (subject to change): September 10, 2021
- Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP): To be completed prior to data collection activities
- Quarterly Reports: 10th of the month following each quarter’s close
- Draft Final Progress Report Due: January 29, 2023
- Approved Final Report and all Approved Deliverables Due to NEIWPCC: February 28, 2023

Although cost share or match is not required, projects providing non-federal cost share or match will receive favorable consideration over projects without cost share or match.

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Contact Information:

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

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To submit questions or indicate interest in participating in the information meeting, please contact the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program Project Manager:
Libby Zemaitis

Questions regarding the QAPP process or the necessity of a QAPP for a proposed project should be directed to the NEIWPCC Project Manager:
Daniel Miller
(845) 889-4745 x110

For questions regarding the submittal of proposals, contact Peter Zaykoski, NEIWPCC, at or (978) 349-2522.

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USA: New York: Village of Catskill, City of Hudson, City of Kingston, and Town and Village of Ossining

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