$50 Million in Grants Announced through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Applications due September 4, 2015

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that $50 million in water infrastructure grants is now available for local governments for critical water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.


The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act provides $200 million in grant funding over three fiscal years, with $50 million in the first year and $75 million each year for the last two years. This year, $30 million will be available for wastewater infrastructure projects and $20 million will be available for drinking water projects, which will be administered by the state Environmental Facilities Corporation, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Department of Health.
Drinking water projects that provide the greatest reduction in risk to public health will be eligible for grants. Preference will be given to hardship communities with 75 percent of the drinking water funds being reserved for them. Each project or community may receive grants of up to 60 percent of a project’s eligible costs, with a $2 million limit.

Applicants seeking grant funding for wastewater projects are eligible to receive grants of either 25 percent of eligible project costs or $5 million, whichever is less.

The press release is here: on.ny.gov/1FRQFvb.


Applications for both wastewater and drinking water projects are now available and due by September 4, 2015.


More information on the grant program and applications is available at www.efc.ny.gov/NYSwatergrants.


Contact your B&L client representative to plan for your future, or consult with one of our regional planning specialists:


Western New York: Sharon Lilla, 585-325-7190
Central New York: Scott Chenet or John Benson, 315-457-5200
Northern New York: John Condino, 315-701-9810
Capital District:Donald Fletcher, P.E., 518-218-1801
Hudson Valley: Glenn Gidaly, 845-391-8360