Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant

Program Description:

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.

Funding Description:

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.

Agency Program Name CFA # Region Applicant Name Project Name Project Description CFA Award Amount Contract Executed Anticipated Completion Date
DEC Walkable Owasco: Construction of Sidewalks and Walking Trail 66388 Central New York Town of Owasco Walkable Owasco: Construction of Sidewalks and Walking Trail The Town of Owasco seeks to reduce vehicle trips and greenhouse gas emissions by constructing sidewalks and a trail linking Owasco Elementary School, Town Hall, Michael J. O'Leary Playground, and the seasonal farmers market at Owasco Fire Department. Work will include design and construction of sidewalks on the south side of Bristol Ave, the south side of Adams Ave, and the east side of Letchworth Street, and design and construction of a walking trail connecting Meadow Lane to Shearin Street. $263,700.00
DEC Erie County Climate Smart Communities Certification 67183 Western New York Erie County Erie County Climate Smart Communities Certification Erie County will undertake at least 7 of the 13 Climate Smart Community priority actions with the goal of becoming Bronze Certified. Among other actions, a Natural Resource Inventory will be completed. $99,771.00
DEC Construction of The Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector 67851 Capital District City of Saratoga Springs Construction of The Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector The City of Saratoga will construct its Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector, incorporating bicyclist, pedestrian, and transit improvements in an area starting at the corner of the Maple and Lake Avenue intersection extending to the eastern loop of Excelsior Avenue. Work will consist of preliminary and final engineering and construction. $1,134,333.00
DEC Warren County Erosion and Sediment Control Project 65320 Capital District Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Warren County Erosion and Sediment Control Project  The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue the roadside erosion and sediment control and reservoir and sediment pond cleanout programs. The project will control erosion/sedimentation thereby reducing excess sediment impacting water quality throughout the County. $57,000.00
DEC Hempstead Harbor Wetland Restoration 66415 Long Island Town of North Hempstead Hempstead Harbor Wetland Restoration The Town of North Hempstead will restore a tidal wetland in Hempstead Harbor. The project will result in a highly productive ecosystem and diverse habitat that will filter out pollutants and nutrients from stormwater runoff. $400,000.00
DEC Construction of the City of Albany South End Bikeway 67184 Capital District City of Albany Construction of the City of Albany South End Bikeway The City of Albany will design and construct the South End Multi-Use Trail, located in the South Waterfront District, that will link the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, filling a gap in a more than 360-mile multi-use trail network. The proposed treatment is a two-way Separated Bike Lane, also known as a cycle track, extending along the east side of South Pearl Street where sidewalks exist. $325,000.00
DEC Saranac Lake Water Pollution Control Plant Disinfection Project 67917 North Country Village of Saranac Lake Saranac Lake Water Pollution Control Plant Disinfection Project  The Village of Saranac Lake will install a new disinfection system at the Village?s Water Pollution Control Plant. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $2,500,000.00
DEC Town of Brookfield Salt Storage Facility 63579 Central New York Town of Brookfield Town of Brookfield Salt Storage Facility  The Town of Brookfield will construct a salt/sand storage facility at the Town of Brookfield Highway Department. The project will eliminate salt runoff to groundwater and Beaver Creek. $456,375.00
DEC Town of Ontario WQIP Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Project 65333 Finger Lakes Town of Ontario Town of Ontario WQIP Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Project  The Town of Ontario will complete comprehensive system/program mapping. The project will greatly enhance efforts to track down illicit discharges identifying and mitigating significant sources of pollution of waterbodies within the Town. $24,900.00 Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 20:00
DEC Mount Vernon Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Illicit Discharge Investigation 66452 Mid-Hudson City of Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Illicit Discharge Investigation  The City of Mount Vernon will conduct a storm drain pathogen trackdown program. Storm sewers will be analyzed, leaking pipe segments will be located and necessary rehabilitation of the sewers will be prioritized. In addition, the entire sanitary sewer collection system will be televised. The project will reduce stormwater flows. $1,641,928.00
DEC Joint Town & Village Climate Smart Communities Certification 67240 Mid-Hudson Town of New Paltz Joint Town & Village Climate Smart Communities Certification The Town and Village of New Paltz will jointly complete the necessary work to achieve Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Certification. Funding will support CSC Certification Actions 6.17 - Develop a natural resource inventory, 7.1-Conduct a vulnerability assessment, 7.3-Review existing community plans and projects, and 7.4 - Develop climate adaptation strategies. Work will include a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, development of GHG reduction goals, resilience goals, and a Climate Action Plan. $38,000.00
DEC Tivoli Lake Preserve Stream Daylighting 67944 Capital District Albany Water Board Tivoli Lake Preserve Stream Daylighting  The Albany Water Board will daylight Patroon Creek in the Tivoli Lake Preserve. The project will mitigate erosive conditions, stabilize critical infrastructure within the preserve, and provide additional downstream flood protection. $1,000,000.00
DEC Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Project 63585 North Country Town of St. Armand Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Project  The Town of St. Armand will install a new disinfection system at the Town?s Wastewater Treatment Plan. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $642,913.00 Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 19:00
DEC Downtown Green Infrastructure 65429 Capital District City of Glens Falls Downtown Green Infrastructure  The City of Glens Falls will retrofit and reduce runoff from roofs, municipal parking lots and a pedestrian mall in the area of Exchange Street using bioretention and dry well stormwater reduction measures. The project will reduce combined sewer overflows to the Hudson River thereby reducing pathogenic organisms in the river. $168,750.00
DEC Construction and Pilot Operation of a Food Waste Vermicomposting Facility 66720 Central New York City of Cortland Construction and Pilot Operation of a Food Waste Vermicomposting Facility The City of Cortland and SUNY Cortland will partner with Organix Green Industries and Larsen Engineers to construct and operate a food waste vermicomposting facility on 4 acres of City owned industrial land on Saunder Rd. The partners propose to vermicompost 72 tons of SUNY cafeteria and supermarket food waste, collected over 9 months, in a pilot project encompassing 2 harvesting cycles. $152,450.00
DEC Woodhull Dam Fish Passage and Peconic River Connectivity Project Implementation and Monitoring 67241 Long Island Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Woodhull Dam Fish Passage and Peconic River Connectivity Project Implementation and Monitoring  Suffolk County will construct and install a diadromous fish passage through Woodhull Dam on the Little River giving river herring and American eel access to previously inaccessible spawning habitat. The project will enhance nutrient cycling, restore critical spawning and nursery habitat, increase populations and restore river connectivity. $278,964.00
DEC Noster Kill Barrier Removal Project: Reconnecting Brook Trout Habitat in the Hudson Valley 67987 Capital District Trout Unlimited, Inc. Noster Kill Barrier Removal Project: Reconnecting Brook Trout Habitat in the Hudson Valley  Trout Unlimited will remove concrete culverts and replace them with a rock ford on the Noster Kill in Copake. The project will ensure aquatic organism passage. $69,700.00
DEC Lackawanna Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Improvements 63761 Western New York Erie County Lackawanna Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Improvements  Erie County will design and construct improvements to the disinfection systems at the Lackawanna Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Lackawanna Overflow Retention Facilities to meet the total residual chlorine limits. The project will reduce residual chlorine flowing into Smokes Creek and ultimately Lake Erie. $1,479,000.00 Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 20:00
DEC Stormshed Mapping 65595 Capital District Town of Schodack Stormshed Mapping  The Town of Schodack will complete comprehensive system/program mapping of outfalls in the Town. The project will greatly enhance efforts to track down illicit discharges and eliminate sources of contamination. $18,675.00 Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 20:00
DEC Critical Area Stabilization--Hydro-seeder 66794 Central New York Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Critical Area Stabilization--Hydro-seeder  The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District will implement Best Management Practices to reduce erosion and stabilize streambanks throughout the county. The project will provide better runoff control and improve water quality in Owasco, Cayuga, and Skaneateles Lakes and their tributaries. $125,075.00 Monday, May 8, 2017 - 20:00
DEC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Mapping 67314 Mid-Hudson Village of Woodbury Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Mapping  The Village of Woodbury will conduct comprehensive system/program mapping. The project will help the Village to identify discharges into local waterways. $135,075.00
DEC Soil Health Guide Development Project 68042 Long Island Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District Soil Health Guide Development Project  The Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District will develop a Soil Health Guide as well as host three Soil Health Workshops aimed at professional landscapers, landscape contractors and homeowners.  The project will minimize the potential for nonpoint source pollution by addressing natural drainage patterns and soil health. $16,000.00 Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 20:00
DEC Washington County Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation Program 63974 Capital District Washington County Department of Public Works Washington County Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation Program  Washington County will address roadside erosion sites that are contributing sediment to several waterbodies within the County. The project will reduce sediment and phosphorous loading and improve fish spawning and migration in local surface waters. $395,760.00 Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 20:00 Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 20:00
DEC Tompkins County Food Waste Transfer Station Construction 65616 Southern Tier Tompkins County Tompkins County Food Waste Transfer Station Construction The Tompkins County Solid Waste Department will establish a centralized transfer station to accept food scraps at its existing Recycling and Solid Waste Center. Work will include modifications to the Center including demolition of an existing storage building and replacement with a 40 foot by 60 foot tipping pad designed to accept food waste. $355,000.00
DEC North and South Shore Pumpout Stations 66830 Long Island Town of Brookhaven North and South Shore Pumpout Stations  The Town of Brookhaven will construct new pump-out facilities in Patchogue and Port Jefferson and expand capacity at the Mount Sinai facility. The project will prevent wastewater from boats being discharged directly into Mt. Sinai Harbor, Port Jefferson Harbor, Long Island Sound and Great South Bay which will reduce pathogens in the subject waterbodies. $388,500.00
DEC City of Rochester Climate Vulnerability Assessment 67384 Finger Lakes City of Rochester City of Rochester Climate Vulnerability Assessment The City of Rochester will undertake a Climate Vulnerability Assessment to help prepare for the potential impacts of climate change. Work will include review of existing information on regional climate change and anticipated impacts, identification of sectors and planning areas to be included, sensitivity analysis and evaluation of adaptive capacity for selected planning areas, and preparation of the assessment which will be used to set goals and develop climate adaptation plans for the City. $40,000.00
DEC Orange County Climate Smart Communities Certification 68071 Mid-Hudson Orange County Orange County Climate Smart Communities Certification Orange County, in partnership with the State University of New York at New Paltz, Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, and Orange County Water Authority, will undertake three Certification Actions: 6.17 - Develop a county-wide Natural Resource Inventory (NRI); 7.1 - Conduct a vulnerability assessment; and 7.4 - Develop Climate Adaptation Strategies. Work will be conducted countywide but structured to address watershed-specific issues and opportunities. $51,034.00
DEC Carthage Joint Water Pollution Control Facility Disinfection Upgrade 64094 North Country Village of Carthage Carthage Joint Water Pollution Control Facility Disinfection Upgrade  The Village of Carthage will install a new disinfection system at the Village?s Water Pollution Control Facility. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $2,500,000.00 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00 Friday, June 29, 2018 - 20:00
DEC Lake Shenorock Stormwater Improvement Project 65636 Mid-Hudson Town of Somers Lake Shenorock Stormwater Improvement Project  The Town of Somers will construct stormwater retrofits, such as dry swales and hydrodynamic separation structures, to treat stormwater from outfalls located on the eastern shore of Lake Shenorock. The project will reduce phosphorous entering Lake Shenorock which will improve water quality. $847,500.00
DEC Town of Butternuts Salt Shed 66838 Mohawk Valley Otsego County Town of Butternuts Salt Shed  The Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District will construct a salt/sand storage facility at the County Highway Department in the Town of Butternuts. The project will eliminate salt runoff to groundwater and Butternut Creek. $318,562.00
DEC Wappinger Lake Inflow Quality Improvements 67418 Mid-Hudson Village of Wappingers Falls Wappinger Lake Inflow Quality Improvements  The Village of Wappingers Falls will create an open bioswale and stormwater drainage in the Village. The project will reduce the phosphorous, sediment and silt deposited in Wappiner Lake . $925,766.00
DEC Otsego County Regional Compost Facility 68185 Mohawk Valley City of Oneonta Otsego County Regional Compost Facility The City of Oneonta will purchase equipment necessary to develop a large scale regional compost facility that will recycle food waste on the premises of an area landscaping business. The facility will process the food waste using aerated static piles and is anticipated to process up to 1,000 cubic yards of source separated food waste per year. $420,000.00
DEC Joint Climate Action Plan and Certification 64257 Capital District Town of Lake George Joint Climate Action Plan and Certification The Town and Village of Lake George will develop and adopt a joint Climate Action Plan, complete with Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventories and goals, a vulnerability assessment, review of community plans, and strategies for both municipalities. As a result, the Town hopes to become the first Certified Climate Smart Community in the Adirondack region. $25,000.00
DEC Silver Creek Rehabilitation 65795 Western New York Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Silver Creek Rehabilitation  The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will assist the Village of Silver Creek in removing a dam on Silver Creek in the Town of Hanover and rehabilitate the stream. The project will promote the movement of aquatic species by opening up the stream channel and restoring access to higher reaches of Silver Creek. $217,000.00
DEC Kingston Connectivity Project - Construction of Complete Streets Elements on Broadway 66859 Mid-Hudson City of Kingston Kingston Connectivity Project - Construction of Complete Streets Elements on Broadway The City of Kingston will rehabilitate sidewalks and install a two-way protected bike lane and synchronized traffic and bike signals, improved bus stops, and streetscape amenities on a 3,200-foot stretch of Broadway between St. James Street and Grand Street in the Midtown neighborhood. Permeable pavers and bioswales around the tree pits will enhance the curb strip approximately every 80 feet on both sides of roadway, intended to direct water away from the combined sewer system. $850,000.00
DEC Livingston Manor Riverwalk 67421 Mid-Hudson Town of Rockland Livingston Manor Riverwalk The Town of Rockland will undertake streambank stabilization as part of the larger Riverwalk project, which will include pathways, boardwalks, signage, and landscaping. The streambank work is needed to mitigate the potential for future flooding. $115,000.00
DEC Swan River Fish Ladder 68252 Long Island Town of Brookhaven Swan River Fish Ladder The Town of Brookhaven will construct fish and eel passage on the west side of the existing spillway and dam of Swan River. The project will restore river herring to the upper Swan River and enhance access to habitat by American eels and native Brook Trout. $345,000.00
DEC Town of Erwin Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection and Improvements 64300 Southern Tier Town of Erwin Town of Erwin Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection and Improvements  The Town of Erwin will install a new disinfection system at the Town?s Waste Water Treatment Plant. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $2,297,094.00 Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00 Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 20:00
DEC Moore Hill Culvert 65797 Capital District Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District Moore Hill Culvert The Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District will construct a new modified culvert under Moore Hill Road. The project will allow aquatic species to move upstream and access additional habitat. $22,095.00
DEC Expansion of Ulster County Municipal Composting Expansion 66921 Mid-Hudson Ulster County Expansion of Ulster County Municipal Composting Expansion Ulster County will construct improvements to the composting facility at the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA) in Kingston, NY. Compost bins for commercial customers will also be purchased and distributed. The County will also identify and map food service operations and institutional generators within the UCRRA service, purchase and install a bagging machine to increase the marketability of finished compost, and establish a pilot organics recovery program at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center. $261,000.00

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