Grant Opportunities

Request for Proposals:

Bridge NY Program Solicitation

Building upon Governor Cuomo’s unparalleled investment in transforming New York’s transportation infrastructure, the State is making funding available for local governments over the next two-years to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. This investment in local transportation infrastructure will support the needs of the traveling public, movement of goods and regional economic competitiveness.

The BRIDGE NY program, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), is open to all municipal owners of bridges and culverts. Projects will be awarded through a competitive process and will support all phases of project development. Projects selected for funding under the BRIDGE NY Initiative will be evaluated based on the resiliency of the structure, including such factors as hydraulic vulnerability and structural resiliency; the significance and importance of the bridge including traffic volumes, detour considerations, number and types of businesses served and impacts on commerce; and the current bridge and culvert structural conditions.

Please direct all inquiries to for any questions related to this funding opportunity.

Program Deadlines

Draft application submittals for pre-review must be received on or before:
March 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for culvert applications
March 29th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for bridge applications
Submit draft applications to:
Comments from draft application submittals will be emailed to the sponsor on or before:
March 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for culvert applications
April 13th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for bridge applications
Final application submittals including all documentation must be received on or before:
April 13th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for culvert applications
April 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm – for bridge applications
Submit final applications to:


Reconnecting Streams and Increasing Resiliency in the Hudson River Estuary

Fresh water river and stream habitats are linked to the estuary through a network of tributary connections. Each year, migratory fish must navigate these pathways to move between feeding, nursery, and spawning grounds. Many culverts and dams are blocking fish movement, dramatically shrinking the habitat available. There are more than 1600 dams and 10,000 culverts in the estuary watershed. In addition, at least 1900 culverts and bridges are too small to adequately pass a moderate flood flow from a five-year storm.

Three funding opportunities are now available from DEC to help communities in the Hudson River estuary watershed assess and replace barriers, and reduce existing and projected impacts of localized flooding by removing constrictions.

  • $210,000 is available for Restoration of Watershed Connectivity (Request for Proposals/RFPs) in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC). Deadline: March 30,2018

This funding is provided by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) administered by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program. Please check the Grants and Funding Opportunities web page for deadlines, eligibility requirements, application process, and links to the complete RFA and RFPs.