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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.

Aug
3
Sat
Shelter Island S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
Aug 3 @ 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

Terrapin Turtle Monitoring @ Northwest Harbor County Park
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
7
Wed
Peconic Estuary Protection Committee Meeting @ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
17
Sat
Southold S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Cutchogue Transfer Station
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The town of Southold will be holding S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) collection day on Saturday August 17th at the Cutchogue Transfer Station at 6155 Cox Lane. Drop off your household cleaners, lawn and garden products, pool chemicals, and more household pollutants for proper disposal instead of throwing them away.  For a list of accepted items, visit https://southoldtownny.gov/149/Hazardous-Waste

Aug
21
Wed
PEP Technical Advisory Committee Meeting @ SCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
24
Sat
Southampton S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Southampton Recycling Center
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The town of Southampton will be holding a S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) collection Saturday August 24th from 9am– 2pm at the Southampton Recycling Center located at 1404 Bridgehampton Turnpike. Drop off your household pollutants, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, and pool chemicals for proper disposal instead of throwing them away. A list of acceptable items for drop-off may be found here: http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2863

Sep
7
Sat
Shelter Island S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
Sep 7 @ 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

Sep
18
Wed
PEP Local Government Committee meeting
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meeting will be held in Riverhead. Meeting agenda and location will be set and distributed closer to the meeting date.

Oct
2
Wed
Peconic Estuary Protection Committee Meeting @ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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