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Mohawk River Watershed Grants

Funding Opportunities through the Mohawk River Basin Program

DEC provides funding through the Mohawk River Basin Program to implement priorities outlined in the Mohawk River Basin Program Action Agenda aimed at fish, wildlife and habitats; water quality; flood hazard risk reduction; community planning and revitalization; and working landscapes, land use and open space. Announcement of specific funding opportunities through RFAs will be posted on the DEC website and this webpage. RFAs will also be announced in the DEC Division of Water e-newsletter, MakingWaves. The next round of grants will be announced in 2018.

Who May Apply?

Eligible applicants include municipalities (counties, cities, towns or villages) and not-for-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation. Projects eligible for state assistance must be located within the Mohawk River Basin watershed geographic boundaries.

How Do I Apply?

All New York State grants are now announced on the NYS Grants Gateway (a direct link is in the "Links Leaving DEC's Website" section of the right-hand column of this page). The Grants Gateway is designed to allow grant applicants to browse all NYS Agency anticipated and available grant opportunities, providing a one-stop location that streamlines the way grants are administered by the State of New York.

All New York State grant applicants - both governmental and 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations - must be registered in the NYS Grants Gateway to be eligible to apply for any NYS grant opportunity. Applicants must prequalify in the Grants Gateway system prior to the application deadline to be considered eligible to apply for a grant. Registration and prequalification must be completed online at the NYS Grants Gateway.

Get Help

Questions about registration and prequalification through the Grants Gateway should be directed to GrantsReform@Budget.ny.gov. Step-by-step tutorials and guides to registration and prequalification are available at the NYS Grants Gateway.

Grants Program History

Since 2012, New York State DEC's Mohawk River Basin Program has offered grants to municipalities and non-profits located within the Mohawk River Watershed boundaries. To date, nearly $410,000 has been awarded for projects in the Mohawk River Watershed. The funding for this program is from New York State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). These grants were created to help fulfill those goals of the Mohawk River Basin Program Action Agenda that can be implemented most effectively by municipalities, not-for-profits, and other local partners.