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NY State Hudson River Estuary Program

WRI’s competitive grants program is operated jointly with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP). The primary objective of this program is to bring innovative science to watershed planning, management, and policy. WRI encourages proposals that support the strategic goals of the HREP since it provides significant funding to this WRI grants program. WRI is most interested in supporting research to assist management and outreach in Benefits 1 (Clean Water), and 2 (Resilient Communities) of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda, although research needs in all Benefits are eligible. Previous projects that have been awarded can be accessed through the links on the left.

If you have a research project that you think would be of interest to the Hudson River Estuary Program, or want to make WRI aware of your expertise for consideration in future funding calls, please contact us at