Funding Opportunities for Watershed Restoration

Two funding opportunities are available for watershed connectivity restoration, and tributary restoration and resilience.

  • The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program has released a Restoration of Watershed Connectivity grant. The grant is focused on assessing, prioritizing, and planning for mitigating culverts that disrupt fish habitat and create flooding issues. Proposals are now being accepted for projects that will help restore aquatic habitat connectivity for herring and eel, and reduce localized flood risks and conditions on Hudson River Estuary tributaries. A total of $200,000 in funding is available to fund multiple projects. Proposals must be submitted by April 14, 2017. Click here for more information.
  • The NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program has funding available for Tributary Restoration and Resilience. Eligible projects must conserve and restore aquatic habitat connectivity for American eel and/or river herring. Examples of eligible projects include dam removal; restoration of perched culverts to grade; replacement of culverts to restore natural stream bottom conditions; and right-sizing of bridges and culverts. Applications due by 3PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017. For more information click here.