NYS DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in conjunction with the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), provides grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects. The DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program assists municipalities with a Median Household Income (MHI) of $65,000 or less with the engineering and planning costs of CWSRF-eligible water quality projects.
Grants of up to $50,000 (with a 20% required local match) are provided to finance activities including engineering and/or consultant fees for engineering and planning services for the production of an engineering report.
Grants are disbursed in two payments. The municipality will be eligible to receive $15,000, as an advance payment once the grant agreement is executed. The remainder of the grant award will be paid when the municipality’s engineering report and planning has been completed and approved by DEC and EFC. Grant recipients must submit a complete engineering report within 9 months of their grant agreement being executed.