Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) and Engineering Planning Grants Available

The DEC is accepting applications for the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the Engineering Planning Grant.  These grants are part of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The WQIP program has $25.9 million available and the Engineering Planning Grant has up to $2 million available. Multiple workshops are being held where presentations will be given on both grant programs. All CFA applications must be completed by July 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program

The WQIP program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that reduce polluted runoff, improve water quality and restore habitat in New York’s waterbodies.

Engineering Planning Grant

DEC, in conjunction with the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), is offering grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects. Grant funds can be used to pay for engineering and/or consultant fees for engineering and planning services for the production of an engineering report.