DEC recently announced that $1,115,000 in grant funding is now available to help communities in the Hudson River estuary design and improve recreational access and enhance education for people of all ages and abilities.
Approximately $950,000 is available in the “River Access” Request for Applications (RFA) for projects along the shoreline of the Hudson estuary that provide new or improved accessibility at new or existing access sites for boating, fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife-dependent recreation. This funding is from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund and the Natural Resources Damages Fund (NRD).
The deadline for applications is August 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. The RFAs for “River Education” and “River Access” are available online through the NYS Grants Gateway. General information about the grants is available on the DEC website.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $275 million in grant funding is available to municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect or improve water quality and/or public health. This funding, available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program, is part of the Governor’s historic $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.