Local Waterfront Revitalization ProgramDepartment of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Grants
The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program provides matching grants on a competitive basis to revitalize communities and waterfronts, spurring economic development and job growth throughout the region. Eligible applicants include municipalities (villages, towns, cities and counties) located within the State Coastal Area or along a major inland waterway. Funds are used to plan, design, market or construct specific projects that advance the redevelopment of urban waterfronts, revitalize downtowns and hamlets and improve water quality.Funding Description
Funding is provided through a reimbursement grant and payments will be made to grant recipients based on actual expenditures. State assistance provides for up to 50% of the total project costs and requests for payment can be made on a monthly basis. Work begins once a contract is executed. Grantees will be expected to provide semi-annual reports and complete a final project summary report and measurable results form. The initial contract term shall not exceed three years from the start of the project, with the provision to extend if necessary.