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 Village of Haverstraw Comprehensive Plan Update 68476 Mid-Hudson Village of Haverstraw Village of Haverstraw Comprehensive Plan Update The Village of Haverstraw will update its Comprehensive Plan to include climate adaptation strategies, policies and projects in an effort to decrease vulnerability to climate change. The Village will engage a planning consultant to assist in identifying resiliency strategies and in integrating sustainability considerations into current revitalization plans and projects. $100,000.00
DEC Yard Waste Composting Facility Expansion 64654 Mid-Hudson Orange County Yard Waste Composting Facility Expansion The Orange County Department of Public Works will expand its yard waste composting facility at 21 Training Center Lane, Rt. 17M in Goshen. Funding will be used to hire staff to manage the facility, to acquire equipment for the processing of material, and to purchase compostable bags and collection bins for project implementation. This will allow the facility to accept food scraps in addition to yard waste from contracted waste haulers in the county. $510,985.00
DEC Construction of Erie County Correctional Facility Food Waste Composting Site 66086 Western New York Erie County Construction of Erie County Correctional Facility Food Waste Composting Site Erie County will establish a composting process to provide training opportunities and reduce food waste. Work will include planning, design and construction of a small composting area directly on the County-owned site to process food waste and organic waste generated at the facility and in the County. The compost will then be used on-site in a existing facility horticultural program and at other Erie County properties. $694,390.00
DEC Total Maximum Daily Load Nutrient Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project 67098 Southern Tier Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District Total Maximum Daily Load Nutrient Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project  The Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District will replace culverts on Stillwell Road on Spring Brook. The project will enhance native brown trout population and reduce sedimentation and nutrients going to Cayuga Lake. $100,000.00
DEC Construction of Richmondville Multi-Use Trail 67572 Mohawk Valley Village of Richmondville Construction of Richmondville Multi-Use Trail The Village of Richmondville will construct a multi-use trail from the Cobleskill-Richmondville Radez Elementary School to the new Richmondville Gateway District and Dollar General to supplement Village sidewalks which end just west of the school. This trail will connect residential areas and the school to the Richmondville Gateway District at the eastern end of the Village. $37,500.00
DEC Design and Construction of Priority Bicycle Boulevards 64910 Finger Lakes City of Rochester Design and Construction of Priority Bicycle Boulevards The City of Rochester will design and construct at least ten miles of high quality neighborhood bicycle routes (Bicycle Boulevards) across the City of Rochester. The routes to be implemented as part of this project will be located in all four quadrants of the city, connecting to existing on-street bicycle lanes, shared use lanes, and multi-use trail network, and will help provide seamless connections to key destinations all across the city. $150,000.00
DEC Disinfection at the Water Pollution Control Facility 66093 Mohawk Valley City of Rome Disinfection at the Water Pollution Control Facility  The City of Rome will install a new disinfection system at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $2,500,000.00
DEC Schuyler County Multi Barrier Phase III 67099 Southern Tier Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District Schuyler County Multi Barrier Phase III  The Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District will purchase materials needed to stabilize streams and road ditches and repair and replace infrastructure. The project will create habitat, and prevent erosion/sedimentation and the associated nutrient deposition in nearby streams and lakes. $350,000.00
DEC Living Shoreline and Marsh Migration Preparation at Alley Creek 67705 New York City New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Living Shoreline and Marsh Migration Preparation at Alley Creek New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will undertake work to protect and restore Alley Creek on Little Neck Bay, Queens. The project includes installation of a pilot living shoreline, debris removal and planting in marsh migration areas, and invasive management and planting in the riparian forest. $410,000.00
DEC Western NY Stormwater Coalition Storm System Mapping Project 67772 Western New York Erie County Department of Environment and Planning Western NY Stormwater Coalition Storm System Mapping Project  Erie County will complete comprehensive system/program mapping of the Western New York Stormwater Coalition MS4 communities. The project will greatly enhance illicit connection trackdown efforts for tracking down sources of contamination. $320,000.00
DEC Emergency Services Facility Relocation 65173 Mohawk Valley Montgomery County Emergency Services Facility Relocation The Village of Fonda will relocate key municipal and emergency service infrastructure out of the floodplain, in particular the Montgomery County DPW facility. This project will relocate the existing County Emergency Management/DPW Garage to a new facility out of the floodplain situated next to the County Jail and the newly constructed Emergency Management offices. $671,575.00
DEC Village of Sackets Harbor Water Treatment Plant Seawall 66190 North Country Village of Sackets Harbor Village of Sackets Harbor Water Treatment Plant Seawall  The Village of Sackets Harbor will replace the existing intake for the water treatment plant on Ambrose Street and replace the existing seawall with a new stepped quarry stone seawall. The project will stabilize the shoreline, reduce contaminants entering Lake Ontario from deterioration of the shoreline, and reduce erosion in Henderson Bay. $267,000.00
DEC Mirror Lake Dr. Mt. Whitney Road Drainage Improvements 67101 North Country Town of North Elba Mirror Lake Dr. Mt. Whitney Road Drainage Improvements  The Town of North Elba will restore the stream in the vicinity of Mt. Whitney Road in Lake Placid by replacing the culvert at Mt. Whitney Road and Mirror Lake Drive and treating the stormwater effluent that is flowing into Mirror Lake. The project will create a natural habitat and protect the quality of water in Mirror Lake. $420,000.00
DEC Regional Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Asset Mapping Project 67799 Southern Tier Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board Regional Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Asset Mapping Project The Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board will map the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition sewershed. The project will help Broome and Tioga counties to identify discharges into local waterways. $204,000.00
DEC Chautauqua County Highway Erosion Control 65276 Western New York Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Chautauqua County Highway Erosion Control  The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will purchase stabilization and hydroseeding materials to be used for ditch stabilization throughout the County. The project will reduce sediment and nutrients entering County waterbodies. $94,200.00
DEC Auburn Public Safety Complex Relocation 66208 Central New York City of Auburn Auburn Public Safety Complex Relocation The City of Auburn, in partnership with Cayuga County, will repurpose an existing strip mall into a new regional public safety complex. The facility will be constructed to house the City’s Fire Department emergency services and Cayuga County Emergency Management Office, relocating them from existing flood-prone facilities to the new site at 23-31 Seminary St. $2,000,000.00
DEC Right-Sizing the Madison County Vehicle Fleet 67108 Central New York Madison County Right-Sizing the Madison County Vehicle Fleet Madison County will right-size its government vehicle fleet in order to efficiently use funds, reduce government emissions, and achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. Work will include inventory of the vehicle fleet’s characteristics and performance and identification and analysis of management practices including purchasing, usage, replacement, maintenance, and fueling. This assessment will be used to formulate recommendations for policies or actions to be implemented by the county fleet manager. $15,000.00
DEC Philmont Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection Project 67831 Capital District Village of Philmont Philmont Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection Project The Village of Philmont will install a new disinfection system at the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. The outcome will be to fully treat the effluent, which reduces environmental contamination. $191,250.00
DEC County Wide Hydroseeding Project 65287 Southern Tier Chenango County Soil and Water Conservation District County Wide Hydroseeding Project  The Chenango County Soil and Water Conservation District will purchase a hydroseeder and provide critical area seedings throughout the County. The project will decrease the potential for erosion and reduce silt, sediment and nutrient loading in local surface waters. $113,677.00
DEC Town of Almond Salt Shed 66322 Western New York Town of Almond Town of Almond Salt Shed  The Town of Almond will construct a salt/sand storage facility at the Town Highway Department facility. The project will eliminate runoff to groundwater and Karr Valley Creek. $331,950.00
DEC Comprehensive System Mapping Program 67122 Capital District Schenectady County Water Quality Coordinating Committee Comprehensive System Mapping Program  Schenectady County will conduct comprehensive MS4 system/program mapping. The project will help the County to identify stormwater discharges into local waterways. $61,500.00
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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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

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