The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that approximately $200,000 in grant funding is available to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to implement the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda through Round 4 of the Mohawk River Watershed Grants. To be eligible for this funding opportunity, proposed projects must be located within the boundaries of the Mohawk River watershed and further the objectives of the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda. Examples of eligible projects include restoration of aquatic habitats, installation of green infrastructure projects to address stormwater runoff, right-sizing of culverts, restoration of natural stream conditions and development of environmental education programs.
Grant awards ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 are available, and all projects must have defined measurable outcomes or deliverables that can be completed and invoiced within two years of contract approval. All grant applications must be submitted online through the New York State Grants Gateway, an online grants management system administered by New York State, no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.