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May
1
Wed
Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application
May 1 @ 7:00 am – Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is open for applicants enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The deadline for applications is July 26, 2019. A workshop will be held on May 13th at Stony Brook University for interested applicants.

Available opportunities include:

Water Quality Improvement Project Grant

The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments. $70 million is available. Eligible project types include Wastewater Treatment Improvement, Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control, Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection, Aquatic Connectivity Restoration, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems. Full details here.

NEW Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant

The Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant (NPG) is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds planning reports for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects. Successful applicants will prepare and submit planning reports to recommend an improvement project to address a nonpoint source of pollution. The goal of the program is to get projects ready for construction and future implementation funding through the Water Quality Improvement Project grant program or other funding opportunities. A total of $1 million is available, with individual grants up to $30,000. Full details here.

Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant 

Grants are available for municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality wastewater projects. Successful applicants will use the grant to finance engineering and planning services to produce an engineering report. The goal of the EPG program is to advance water quality projects to construction and future implementation funding through the CWSRF program, Water Quality Improvement Project grants, or other funding entities. A total of $3 million is available, with individual grants of up to $100,000. Full details here.

Climate Smart Communities Grant

The Climate Smart Communities Grant Program is a competitive 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities to implement projects focused on climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Project types also include certain planning and assessment projects that are part of a strategy to achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. Elegible adaption projects include living shorelines, relocating or retrofitting critical infrastructure, and replacing or right-sizing flow barriers. Full details here.

A full list of funding opportunities available through the 2019 Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is available here.

May
20
Mon
Peconic Estuary Non-Point Source Pollution Management Project Program Call for Applications 
May 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm

Peconic Estuary Non-Point Source Pollution Management Project Program Call for Applications 

Application Due: 4:30 p.m. on 06/18/2019

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Email: joyce.novak@SuffolkCountyNY.gov

Send Completed Applications to:

Suffolk County Department of Health Services
Riverhead County Center
300 Center Drive, Room 204N
Riverhead, NY 11901
Attn: Joyce Novak- Non-point Source Pollution Management Project Program

Or Email: joyce.novak@SuffolkCountyNY.gov

Project Background

With funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Suffolk County Department of Health Services is seeking a single proposer (Town, Village, non-profit, etc.) to participate in the Peconic Estuary Non-point Source Pollution Management Project Program (the “Program”). The awardee will receive up to $24,711 toward the construction of a non-point source pollution management project within the Peconic Estuary watershed. To qualify for the Program, the awardee must implement a priority Non-point Source Pollution Management Project located within the Peconic Estuary Watershed Boundary and must meet the minimum eligibility criteria identified in the application. A priority Non-point Source Pollution Management Project, includes but is not limited to: Implementation of a priority project identified by the Towns, Villages and non-profits and/ or a priority project identified in one of the 12 subwatershed management plans developed by the Peconic Estuary Program that involves the construction of a cost‐effective structural and non‐structural practices to reduce overall non-point source pollutant loadings (i.e. bacteria, sediment, nutrients) to the subwatershed to reduce non-point source pollution and improve overall water quality conditions: https://www.peconicestuary.org/protect-the-peconic/priority-issues-in-the-peconic-estuary/#pathogens.

The solicitation and review of proposals and selection of the winning proposal will be managed by the Peconic Estuary Program in consultation with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

Click the PE Non-point Source Pollution Management Project Grant Program Application below for the full application document and instructions on how to apply.

PE Non-point Source Pollution Management Project Grant Program Application-Final

May
29
Wed
PEP Technical Advisory Committee Meeting @ Stony Brook Marine Station
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The May PEP Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held on May 29th , 2019 10:00 am-12:30 pm at the Stony Brook Marine Station at 8 Little Neck Rd, Southampton, NY. Agenda will be distributed closer to the meeting date.

The date of this meeting was changed from the original date of May 15th , 2019 due to an effort to accommodate the meeting presenter.

May
30
Thu
Environmental Advocates of New York will host an informative discussion about Long Island’s drinking water @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
1
Sat
Riverhead S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Riverhead Highway Yard
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The town of Riverhead will be holding a S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) collection Saturday June 1st from 8am– 3pm at the Riverhead Highway Yard on Osborn Avenue. Riverhead residents can drop off household pollutants, electronic waste, prescribed and over-the-counter medication for proper disposal instead of throwing them away. A list of acceptable items for drop-off may be found here:

http://www.townofriverheadny.gov/docview.aspx?docid=31302

Shelter Island S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The town of Shelter Island will be holding S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) collection days on the first Saturday of every month from 9am– 1pm at the Shelter Island Recycling Center located on North Menantic Road. Drop off your household pollutants, electronic waste, prescribed and over-the-counter medication for proper disposal instead of throwing them away. A list of acceptable items for drop-off may be found here:

https://toh.li/sanitation-department/stop-throwing-out-pollutants

Native Plant Workshop – Help us garden at the Big Duck @ The Big Duck, Flanders
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers: Horseshoe Crab Monitoring with PEP @ East Landing Road, Hampton Bays
Jun 1 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00 am
Jun
5
Wed
Peconic Estuary Protection Committee Meeting @ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
15
Sat
Volunteers: Horseshoe Crab Monitoring with PEP @ East Landing Road, Hampton Bays
Jun 15 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 1:00 am

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