Terrestrial Invasive Species Eradication Grant ProgramApplications are currently not being accepted for this program.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will provide State assistance funding through reimbursement for projects to eradicate terrestrial species identified as being invasive within the boundaries of New York State. Acceptable projects are proposals to kill and/or permanently remove plants or animals that meet the definition of terrestrial invasive species. A list of species is included in the grant application and instructions booklet.
$1,000,000 is currently available for grants under this program. Grant funds are provided by the State Environmental Protection Fund. An applicant may request no less than $2,500 or exceed the maximum request amount of $100,000.
All grants require non-federal matching funds of 50%. In other words, Applicants must match grant funding on a 1:1 basis, one applicant dollar for every State dollar requested.
Program Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions
The applicant must be a New York State agency, municipality or a not-for-profit corporation. Projects must occur within the boundaries of the State of New York. Proposals for projects already receiving assistance for similar activities from the EPF or other NYS assistance programs are ineligible for funding under this RFA.
How to Apply
Please read the application and instructions carefully.
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2008. Applications may not be filed electronically or by fax.
Send one original plus 4 copies of the application and all required attachments to:
Division of Lands and Forests
Albany, New York 12233-4253
Each envelope should be clearly marked: Terrestrial Invasive Species Eradication Grant.
For information regarding this grant program you may contact:
Doug Schmid at the above address, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-402-9425.