State Grant Money for Water Quality Projects Announced

Notice of Two Grant Programs’ Requests for Applications

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) give notice that two grant programs are available through the Consolidated Funding Application
Green Innovation Grant Program

NYS EFC is pleased to announce the availability of $17 million in grant funding through the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP). The GIGP provides grants on a competitive basis to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) eligible projects that improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change through the implementation of one or more of the following practices:

  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency

The Program Overview for the GIGP can be found on NYS EFC’s website at: https://www.efc.ny.gov/GIGP

Engineering Planning Grant

NYS DEC, in conjunction with NYS EFC, will offer grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of CWSRF eligible water quality projects. Up to $2 million has been made available for this round of the Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) program. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to finance engineering and planning services for the production of an engineering report.

The goal of the EPG program is to encourage communities to advance water quality projects to construction by funding the development of an engineering report so the community may be prepared to seek financing through the CWSRF program, Water Quality Improvement Project program, or other funding entities to further pursue the identified solution.

The Program Overview for the EPG can be found on NYS DEC’s website at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/81196.html

Application Due Date:

Applications for both grant programs must be submitted through the Consolidated Funding Application website at: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/index.cfm by 4:00 p.m., February 12, 2021.

Webinar:

NYS EFC will host a webinar to present the GIGP and EPG programs on January 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. A recording of the webinar will be available on NYS EFC’s website for those unable to attend the live webinar. This event will provide an overview of GIGP and EPG, as well as guidance on how to apply for grant funds. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. You may register for the webinar on NYS EFC’s website at: www.efc.ny.gov.

Contact:

If you have questions on either program, please email: Dwight.Brown@efc.ny.gov or contact:

Dwight Brown
NYS EFC – Division of Engineering & Program Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207-2997
Phone: (518) 402-6924
Fax: (518) 402-6954

If you have questions about the EPG, you may also email NYS DEC’s Division of Water grants team at: CFAWATER@dec.ny.gov

If you have questions about the GIGP, you may also email the GIGP team at: GIGP@efc.ny.gov

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