2016-17 Smart Growth Implementation Grants
The grant application deadline is 2:00 pm, March 31, 2017.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in cooperation with the Department of State and Adirondack Park Agency, is soliciting smart growth grant applications from Adirondack Park and Catskill Park communities and organizations. DEC seeks proposals for capital projects and community development initiatives that link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the special conditions of the parks.
Grants will support implementation of key projects, actions and strategies identified in local plans developed by Park communities in pursuit of smart growth. Projects submitted must be consistent with the Smart Growth principles outlined in the application package. State assistance may fund up to 100 percent of approved project-related costs.
The two parks have separate applications:
Adirondack Park Smart Growth Implementation Grants: DEC anticipates approximately $565,000 in funding will be made available from the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for Adirondack Park projects.
Catskill Park Smart Growth Implementation Grants: DEC anticipates approximately $240,000 in funding will be made available from the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for Catskill Park projects.
Applications will be accepted via the New York State Grants Gateway. Paper application submissions will not be accepted.
IMPORTANT: It will take time to get set up in the Grants Gateway system and to navigate the application forms. Please begin as soon as possible. Detailed instructions for Grants Gateway registration and not-for-profit pre-qualification are found on page 2 of the RFA under the heading IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VENDORS/ APPLICANTS/ GRANTEES.
Apply Online through the New York State Grants Gateway (leaves the DEC website). Please use the Smart Growth Grants Gateway Tips (PDF, 809 KB) for help related to this specific grant opportunity. The Grantee User Guide (PDF, 3.7 MB) may be useful and is available on the Grants Reform Website (leaves DEC's website).
The Request For Applications (RFA) for each park can be found in the grants gateway under the following grant opportunity identification numbers:
Adirondack Park: DEC01-ASG-2016
Catskill Park: DEC01-CSG2-2016
The application deadline for both parks is 2:00 pm March 31, 2017.
For additional questions on the application process or the eligibility of your grant application, please call DEC's Smart Growth Grant Program at (518) 402-9405 or email the program.
Responses to Applicant Questions
Applicant's questions and comments will be accepted until March 15, 2017 and posted in the Grants Gateway by March 17, 2017.