Monday, July 20, 2015

Grants Available for Local Drinking Water and Wastewater Improvements

The New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act provides $200 million in grant funding over three fiscal years, with $50 million in the first year and $75 million each year for the last two years.

This year, $30 million will be available for wastewater infrastructure projects and $20 million will be available for drinking water projects, which will be administered by the state Environmental Facilities Corporation, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Department of Health.

Applicants seeking grant funding for wastewater projects are eligible to receive grants of either 25 percent of eligible project costs or $5 million, whichever is less.

Applications for both wastewater and drinking water projects are now available and due by September 4, 2015. More information on the grant program and applications is available here.