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$19 million in water quality grant funding available in New York

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $19 million in federal grant funding is available to municipalities through the Consolidated Funding Application for infrastructure projects that protect or improve water quality.

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Topics: NEW YORK   

This funding is made available through two programs the Green Innovation Grant Program and Engineering Planning Grant Program.

Funding through the Green Innovation Grant Program will support projects aimed at improving water quality and mitigating the effects of climate change through the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure, as well as energy and water efficiency efforts.

The Engineering Planning Grant Program funding will help municipalities pay for the initial planning of water quality projects.

The Environmental Facilities Corporation and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will evaluate and score all projects for which applications are received based on several factors, including level of water quality protection or enhancement, financial need, and readiness of the community to proceed expeditiously with the project.

Applications for both the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) and the Engineering Planning Grant Program (EPG) funding must be submitted through the Consolidated Funding Application website by 4 p.m., February 12, 2021.

EFC will host a webinar to present the GIGP and EPG programs on January 13, 2021, at 11 a.m.

A recording of the webinar will be available on EFC's website www.efc.ny.gov.

The webinar will provide an overview of the GIGP and EPG programs, as well as guidance on how to apply for grant funds.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

You may register for the webinar on EFC's website www.efc.ny.gov.


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