Funding Climate Adaptation & Resilience

Current Funding Opportunities

 

Grant

Category

Amount

Match

Deadline

Climate Smart Communities (DEC)

Planning & Implementation

$10,000-$200,000

50%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Water Quality Improvement Project (DEC)

Implementation

$75M

25-50%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Non-Ag Nonpoint Source Planning & MS4 Mapping Grant Program (DEC)

Planning

$30,000-$75,000

10%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (DOS)

Planning & Implementation

No max

15-25%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (DOS)

Planning

$300,000

10%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Green Innovation Grant Program (EFC)

Planning & Implementation

$3M

10-25%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant (EFC)

Planning

$30,000-$100,000

20%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Parks, Preservation and Heritage (OPRHP)

Planning & Implementation

$500,000-$750,000

25-50%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Recreational Trails Program (OPRHP)

Planning & Implementation

$250,000

20%

7/29/22 via the CFA

NYS Community Development Block Grant Program (HUD)

Planning & Implementation

$50,000-$1M

5%

7/29/22 via the CFA

Empire State Development Grant Funds

Implementation

No max

75% for soft costs

Open

Clean Energy Communities grants (NYSERDA)

Planning & Implementation

$5,000-$150,000

N/A

Open

Partners for Climate Action's Climate and Environmental Grants

A collection of grant opportunities gathered for the Local Champions Pilot by Jill Henck and Haley Balcanoff of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Dazzle Ekblad of the DEC's Office of Climate Change, and Partners for Climate Action's intern Iris Burbank.

Read more about the Climate Action's Climate and Environmental Grants.

DEC announces $1,140,000 in grants for Hudson River Estuary Communities to improve Hudson River Estuary Access, River Education and  Local Stewardship Planning

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $1.14 million in competitive grant funding is now available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality, fish, and wildlife habitat, and improve recreational access and education for all, including people with disabilities and New Yorkers living in communities historically and disproportionately overburdened by environmental pollution.

Three types of grant opportunities are available through three Requests for Applications (RFAs): Local Stewardship Planning ($10,500-50,000); River Access ($10,500-75,000); and River Education ($10,500-75,000). The deadline for all applications is June 1, 2022, at 3 p.m. These RFAs are only available online through the NYS Grants Gateway (leaves DEC website). The Grants Gateway is a web-based grant management system that streamlines how grants are administered by the State.

Learn more about the grants.

DEC and NEIWPCC announce $130,000 for Restoration of Watershed Connectivity and Improved Road Infrastructure

DEC in partnership with NEIWPCC is inviting proposals for projects prepare communities to restore aquatic habitat connectivity for herring and eel, reduce localized flood risks, and improve conditions on Hudson River estuary tributaries. The purpose of the funding is to develop regional municipal management plans and designs to improve inadequate road-stream crossings focused on priority sites for flood mitigation and/or stream habitat for fish in multiple municipalities.

The deadline for proposals is June 10, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. The "Restoration of Watershed Connectivity and Improved Road Infrastructure" RFP with application requirements and instructions on how to apply is available on NEIWPCC's website.

There is a total of $130,000 available through this RFP. We anticipate supporting one project to develop plans for two or more municipalities, which include four or more conceptual designs for each municipality (at least eight conceptual designs total).