Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
A list of funding opportunities available through partner organizations for water quality and habitat restoration projects.
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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.