Grants Program for the Hudson River Estuary
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the availability of a competitive Hudson River Estuary Mini-Grants Program. Funding is available for these grants in state fiscal year 2011-2012 from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).
Who may apply?
Eligible applicants include municipalities (counties, cities, towns or villages) and not-for-profit corporations with a 501(c)(3) designation. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the Hudson River Estuary geographic boundaries, as identified on pages 1 and 5 in the application (see link below to application).
What types of projects are eligible for funding?
Eligible projects must implement one or more of the goals and targets identified in the 2010-2014 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda.
What are the grant award amounts and match requirement?
The minimum grant award an applicant can request is $5,000 and the maximum is $10,000. State assistance may fund up to 50 % of the total project cost; the remaining 50% must be provided as local match. For example, a $10,000 grant would need $10,000 in local match. Eligible sources of local match are defined in the application instructions.
Questions and Answers
Any questions and/or concerns regarding this grant program should be directed to the contact below. See the Frequently Asked Questions link at the bottom of this page for answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Jill Shaw, Grants Manager
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
Albany, NY 12233-3507
Application and Instructions
Grants Program History
Grants for Local Partners
Since 1999, New York State DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program has offered grants to municipalities and non-profits located within its Estuary Watershed Boundaries (PDF) (1603 KB). Over the past decade over $11.5 million has been distributed to 342 applicants. The funding for this program is from New York State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).
The Estuary Grants were created to help fulfill those goals of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda that can be implemented most effectively by municipalities, not for profits, and other local partners.
The creation of this dock for the 72nd Street
free kayak program that serves more than
8,000 people every year was made possible
through an Estuary Program Grant
Past recipients and their projects
- 2008-2009 (PDF) (5 page, 50 kB)
- 2007-2008 (PDF) (5 page, 40 kB)
- 2006-2007 (PDF) (2 page, 30 kB)
- 2005-2006 (PDF) (5 page, 30 kB)
- 2004-2005 (PDF) (4 page, 50 kB)
- 2003-2004 (PDF) (4 page, 60 kB)
- 2002-2003 (PDF) (3 page, 70 kB)
- 2001-2002 (PDF) (3 page, 80 kB)
- 2000-2001 (PDF) (4 page, 130 kB)
- 1999-2000 (PDF) (2 page, 120 kB)
More about Grants Program for the Hudson River Estuary:
- Frequently Asked Questions for Hudson River Estuary Grants - Answers to frequently asked questions about Hudson River Estuary Program Grants