Research, training, information dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the State and Nation are promoted in this program. The program also encourages regional cooperation among institutes in research into areas of water management, development, and conservation that have a regional or national character. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in New York State is eligible to apply for a grant through the New York State Water Resources Institute.
All 104(b) grants must be matched by at least 2 non-federal dollars for each federal dollar. No indirect costs may be charged, but they may be cited as a match. Awards are made only after close consultation and in collaboration with the leading water resources officials within the State, and interested members of the public.
The annual report for a given year includes a synopsis of the accomplishments of each project funded during that year. Recent annual reports can be accessed through the links on the left.