Municipal Grant Opportunities in 2018

New York State Grant Writers

New York State’s 2018 Consolidated Funding Application Grant Program Now Open This year New York State has earmarked over $750 million in State funding to support job growth and the economic development strategies established by Regional Economic Development Councils throughout the State.  Eligible parties can apply for funding through more than 30 programs via the… Read More

So, You Bought A Brownfield. Now What?

Polluted Property Development

Brownfield Redevelopment What did I buy? Hundreds of thousands of brownfields are located across the county. Brownfields are properties formerly utilized for commercial, industrial, or manufacturing purposes that have resulted in an environmental impact to the Site. According to the EPA, a Brownfield Property is a “site, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may… Read More

Submit MS4 Annual Reports by June 1st

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

The State’s Push for Clean Water  Background The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) regulates stormwater discharge from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in the New York metropolitan area and other urban and designated areas in the State. In an attempt to improve the stormwater management practices and protect surface water bodies… Read More

New York State Grants Available for Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects

As municipalities across the country are assessing and investing in improvements to aging water treatment and supply systems, New York State recently passed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, allocating at least $1 billion in funding to water infrastructure improvements projects and $150 million to intermunicipal water infrastructure improvements. This funding is being administered… Read More

How will the 1,4-Dioxane in my Drinking Water Affect my Health?

The presence of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water has recently been a topic of public concern for residents of Long Island, New York. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) classifies 1,4-dioxane as a probable human carcinogen, or a likely cancer-causing substance. According to publicly available water quality reports from 2013 through 2015, elevated concentrations of… Read More

An Eco-Friendly Approach to Coastal Resiliency

20:00, October 29, 2012: The eighteenth named storm of the year, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the coastline of southern New Jersey. This shift left Long Island and the New York metropolitan area directly in the path of the stronger, eastern side of the Category 2, counterclockwise-rotating, low pressure system. Storm tide levels were observed… Read More