DEC has announced that $400,000 in grant funding is now available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary design and improve recreational access and enhance education for people of all ages and abilities. The grants are funded by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).
Approximately $200,000 is available in the River Access Request for Applications (RFA) for projects along the shoreline of the Hudson estuary that provide new or improved accessibility at sites for boating, fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife-dependent recreation. This funding may be used to support plan development, equipment purchases, and/or physical improvements construction.
Approximately $200,000 is available in the River Education RFA to support projects and plans to enhance education about the estuary along the tidal waters of the Hudson and make opportunities to learn about the estuary accessible to a wide-range of people. This funding may be used to support plan or curriculum development, equipment purchases, website or mobile phone app development, and/or physical improvements construction.
The deadline for applications is August 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. You can find more information about these grant opportunities on the Estuary Program’s Grants and Fundingwebpage. Requests for Applications (RFAs) for “River Education” and “River Access” are available online through the New York State Grants Gateway.
Reminder: $350,000 in Funding Available for Planning and Design Projects
Approximately $350,000 is now available for Local Stewardship Planning projects in the Hudson River estuary watershed. Local organizations and communities may apply to advance five categories of projects and programs through planning, feasibility studies, and/or design. The minimum grant award is $10,500 and the maximum award is $50,000. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2019 at 3 p.m.
The Request for Applications (RFA) for Local Stewardship Planning is available online at the New York State Grants Gateway. You can find more information about this grant opportunity on the Estuary Program’s Grants and Funding webpage.