Homeland Security and Emergency Services

DEC Announces $200,000 Grant Funding Available for
Mohawk River Watershed Projects

Applications Due No Later Than May 24, 2017

Approximately $200,000 in grant funding is available to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to implement the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The funding is provided by the state's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and administered under DEC's Mohawk River Watershed Grants Program. Grant awards ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 are available, and all projects must have defined measurable outcomes or deliverables that can be completed and invoiced within two years of contract approval.

To be eligible for this funding opportunity, proposed projects must be located within the Mohawk River watershed, as well as further the objectives of the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda. Examples of eligible projects include restoration of aquatic habitats, installation of green infrastructure projects to address stormwater runoff, right-sizing of culverts, restoration of natural stream conditions, and development of environmental education programs. To view the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda visit DEC's website

Round Four of the Mohawk River Watershed Grant Request for Applications is available online through the New York State Grants Gateway website. The Grants Gateway is an online grants management system that streamlines the way grants are administered by New York State. All grant applicants, including governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations, must be registered in the Grants Gateway to be eligible to apply for any state grant opportunity. Not-for-profit applicants are required to "prequalify" in the Grants Gateway system. Registration and prequalification forms are available online at the Grants Reform website.

All grant applications must be submitted online through the Grants Gateway no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.