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ENB - Statewide Notices

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of State Assistance Funds

Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 29, 2007 for Terrestrial Invasive Species Eradication Grants from State Agencies, municipalities and not-for-profit corporations. Acceptable projects are proposals to kill and/or permanently remove plants or animals that meet the definition of terrestrial invasive species from sites in New York State. Projects that kill or remove only a portion of the total population of a target species are eligible for consideration even though removal of only a portion of the target species population is something less than eradication. Projects that do not result in the death or removal of a target species as the main objective would not be eligible for funding assistance. Likewise, projects that are perceived as routine maintenance (e.g., knockdown or mowing of aquatic plants without attempting to eliminate them) are not likely to receive funding assistance. Successful grant applicants must match State assistance grant funding on a 1:1 basis (one state dollar for every applicant dollar); i.e., New York State may reimburse up to 50% of the approved project's total cost. A total appropriation of $1,000,000 has been made available to the Department in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2006/2007 for aquatic and terrestrial invasive species eradication grants. No individual aquatic grant will be awarded for less than the minimum amount of $2,500 or exceed the maximum amount of $100,000. Other information on the program, including PDF versions of the "Information for Applicants" document, can be obtained from the NYSDEC website at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/privland/forprot/grants.html

For an application contact: NYS DEC,
Attn: Jerry Carlson
Division of Lands and Forests
Bureau of Private Land Services
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-4253
(518) 402-9425

Eligible Applicants Are Municipalities and Not-for-profit Corporations Located Within the Geographic Boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary and Associated Shore Lands

2007 Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 29, 2007 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant program. Anticipated grant funds from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2006-07, is approximately $1.5 million. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement priorities identified in DEC's Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005 -2009. The Agenda establishes goals and targets for accomplishments which can be celebrated in 2009 during the Hudson/Fulton/Champlain Quadricentennial. Projects must help achieve or support the goals of the Estuary Action Agenda in one of the following five categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education; Open Space: Natural Areas and Scenic Resource Planning, Inventory and Acquisition; Community-based Habitat Conservation and Stewardship, Watershed Planning and Implementation: Capacity-building and Professional Development and Better Site Design/Low Impact Development; and Hudson River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Hunting, Hiking, or River Watching. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River estuary and associated shore lands. State assistance may fund up to 75 percent of approved project-related costs. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 25 percent.

Applications are available on-line and can be downloaded and filled in at http://www.dec.ny.gov/ or for a copy of the application you may contact: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY at (845) 256-3016.

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