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 Round VIII Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), which provides access to more than 30 grant programs administered by 11 State agencies.  Walden’s grant writers can help you determine if any of your planned or “wish-list” projects qualify for funding through any of these programs and complete the CFA on your behalf.  All 2018 municipal grant applications are due July 27th, 2018 4:00 PM.

A sampling of the Round VIII CFA funding opportunities is presented below.Environmental Infrastructure

  1. New York State DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program.

    The NYSDEC and Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) administer this program which has up to $3 million available for funding (capped at $100,000 per project award). Grants are intended to help municipalities initiate planning for eligible clean Water Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects as described in the program description. Municipalities are eligible to apply if they meet the CWSRF requirements, including limits on median household income.

  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – Water Quality Improvement Project Program.SPDES stormwater discharge

    This program will provide up to $79 million in reimbursement funding for projects that protect drinking water or improve impaired surface water quality. Eligible projects include salt storage, MS4 improvements, aquatic habitat restoration, improvements to wastewater treatment systems, and non-point source best management practices.  The maximum funding amounts vary depending on the project type.

  3. Environmental Facilities Corp. – Green Innovation Grant Program.

    Up to $15 million is available for this grant, which is administered by the EFC. The intent of this program is to promote the use of green infrastructure in storm water management. Eligible green infrastructure measures are detailed in the GIGP project description and are geared towards storm water collection and reuse on-site to reduce runoff and increase infiltration.

  4. Department of State – Local Government Efficiency Program.

    This grant will provide up to $4 Million in funding for local governments to work in cooperation to share services and eliminate redundant practices to reduce municipal operating costs. The planning and implementation associated with consolidating municipal services are eligible for funding under this program.

  5. Community Development Block Grant Program.

    Up to $20 million in federal funding has been set aside to promote development in small communities and counties to benefit low- to moderate-income individuals . Eligible projects must address needs related to public infrastructure, public facilities, microenterprises, or community planning.

  6. Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (OPRHP) – Environmental Protection Fund Grants Program for Parks, Preservation and Heritage (EPF).

    This grant program will provide up to $19.5 million in funding (capped at $500,000 per project award) for acquisition, planning, development, and improvement projects at parks, historic properties, and heritage areas within NYS. Applicants that are eligible for this grant are municipalities, State Agencies, Public Benefit Corporations, Public Authorities and Not-for-profit Corporations.

Interested in discussing municipal grants? Give us a call!

Walden has written many successful grants for municipal clients, resulting in over $60 million in government grants and low-interest financing awards. Call us at (516) 624-7200 or check out our grants webpage for assistance in evaluating grant opportunities and pursuing the CFA grant funding needed to make your projects a reality.