The Green Innovation Grant Program
The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) provides grants on a competitive basis to projects that improve water quality and demonstrate green stormwater infrastructure in New York State. Eligible projects include: Permeable pavement, such as porous asphalt, concrete, or pavers; Bioretention / bioinfiltration and rain gardens; Green roofs or green walls; Street trees or urban forestry programs designed to manage stormwater; Construction or restoration of wetlands, floodplains, or riparian buffers; Stream daylighting, which includes removing streams from pipes and restoring the natural morphology; Downspout disconnection which redirects stormwater from sewers to vegetated areas; and Stormwater harvesting and reuse, for example rain barrel and cistern projects.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) will execute a Grant Agreement with the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) recipient. EFC will process requests for funding on a cost incurred or reimbursement basis every 30 days. Each applicant submits invoices for EFC approved contracts. All recipients are required to provide proof of payment. EFC can only disburse funds for executed contracts which comply with EEO and MWBE requirements and the prevailing wage requirements under Article 8 of the NYS Labor Law. In addition, point source projects are required to comply with Federal Davis-Bacon Act requirements.