Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on August 2, 2013, that $45 million in grants are available for Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIPs) by municipalities, soil and water conservation districts and non-profit organizations. The WQIP program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program for projects that improve water quality, reduce polluted runoff, and restore habitat in New York’s bodies of water. Recipients can be reimbursed 75 percent to 85 percent of the project costs, depending on the type of project. Application deadline has been extended to December 13, 2013.
Municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and not-for-profit corporations are eligible to apply for funding. Funding will be available for projects that focus on:
Municipal wastewater treatment
Polluted runoff abatement and control from non-farm sources
Aquatic habitat restoration
Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects are available for download on DEC’s website at http: //www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/4774.html.
Read the press release here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/08022013-improvement-grants
For B&L assistance, contact:
Richard Straut (518) 218-1801
Eric Pond (315) 457-5200