Grant Opportunities

Estuary Program Grants

The Estuary program will be awarding grants in two categories: Local Stewardship and River Access. The deadline for these grants is July 12 at 3pm.

Up to $450,000 will be awarded for Local Stewardship Planning. Funding can be used for planning, feasibility studies, or design for projects that address climate change, water infrastructure, green infrastructure, watershed planning, natural resource and open space inventories, and conservation planning.

Up to $220,000 is available for River Access Improvements for People of All Abilities. Eligible activities include planning, purchasing and construction to develop, retrofit or repair existing river access sites to improve access for boating, fishing, swimming, wildlife-related recreation and education. Also, ADA designs, plans, assessments and ADA transition planning for existing access sites.

Request for Proposal: Design of a Sustainable Shoreline at Hudson Shores Park in the City of Watervliet, NY.  

Up to $75,000 is available for the chosen project.  Proposals are due on July 17th at 12 pm.

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, in cooperation with the Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and its partners is inviting proposals to design a “Sustainable Shorelines” demonstration project at the Hudson Shores Park in the City of Watervliet, New York. The purpose of the project is to work with project partners and to produce permit and construction ready plans for the site that incorporate ecologically-enhanced, engineered shoreline treatment(s) that resist erosion, enhance recreational use and access by the public, and improve the habitat value of the site for fish and wildlife species of the Hudson River Estuary.  To review the request for proposal and to apply, please visit the contractor opportunities page on the NEIWPCC website.

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Climate Smart Communities (CSC) grants

Up to $9.5 million is available from the state to municipalities to help them implement adaptation actions and become Certified Climate Smart Communities. Any county or municipality in the State of New York is eligible to apply. Registered or Certified Climate Smart Communities (CSC) will receive additional points in the competitive scoring system, but you do not need to be one to apply.

Deadline for these grants is July 28th at 4pm.

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Additional grants offered by the State of New York through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)

If you are interested in applying for any of these grants, all applications have to be submitted through the New York Grants Gateway. Registering with the Gateway is the first step to qualify for these grants.In addition to the application portal, information on other NYS grant opportunities, instructions for applicants, and a schedule of statewide application workshops are also available at the CFA website. The deadline to apply for this round of funding is 4:00 pm, July 28, 2017. We’ve updated our Financing Waterfront Resilience Fact Sheet to include all of this year’s open grants related to climate change and adaptation.