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Water Quality Improvement Project Program

The application period for this program is closed. Applications are currently under review. Successful applicants will be notified of awards in writing

Funding is available for municipalities, soil and water conservation districts and non-profit organizations. The WQIP program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program funded primarily by the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for projects that reduce polluted runoff, improve water quality and restore habitat in New York's waterbodies.

Application Materials - WQIP Round 11

Information for Applicants (PDF) (1.1 MB)
Application for State Assistance (PDF) (1.35 MB) - This form has been optimized for use with Adobe Acrobat or Reader version 9.1 or later. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader FREE on Adobe's web site.

Hard copies of the application materials are also available by calling (518) 402-8267 if you are unable to download the documents.

A stream running through grassland
Stream restoration

Eligible Applicants

  • Municipalities
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Not for Profit Corporations

Eligible Project Types

  • Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control (NPS)
  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment (WWT)
  • Aquatic Habitat Restoration (AHR)
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

Application Submission

Applicants must send one (1) signed hard copy plus one (1) electronic copy in Adobe PDF format. The electronic copy should include a copy of the signed cover letter. Applications must be postmarked and e-mailed by December 13, 2013. We are unable to accept hand delivered or facsimile applications.

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Wastewater treatment plant

Hard copies should be sent to:

Attention: Water Quality Improvement Projects
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-3507

Electronic copies should be e-mailed to:


If your file is too large to be e-mailed, include a copy on compact-disc with the hard copy of your application.


All questions should be submitted via e-mail to wqipuser@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Questions will be accepted until 4 PM on November 15, 2013. The FAQs for WQIP Round 11 are available for review.

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