Process for Successful WQIP Applicants
Steps for Contract Execution
Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP) Checklist (PDF, 158.4 kB) - A printable checklist of documents needed for WQIP contract execution.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) will either be one of the following:
- Type II action: If an awardee determines the project is classified as a Type II action, they should submit a letter to the Regional Permit Administrator stating this deterimination.
- Negative Declaration: If an awardee determines the project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment, they should submit a negative declaration determination document to the Regional Permit Administrator.
- If the awardee prepared an environmental impact statement for the project; they need to submit a copy of the SEQR findings statement to the Regional Permit Administator.
This chart should be used as a guide by grant recipients, to help with the contracting process. It should take 8-12 months to execute a contract with DEC for WQIP funds. The timeline begins once you, the grant recipient, receive a letter from DEC explaining the steps needed for completing the contract process and you accept the grant award.
|Month 1-3||Within 90 days of receiving a letter from DEC||Grant Recipient submits Attachment C - Work Plan, Attachment B-1 - Expenditure Based Budget and other supporting documents to DEC staff. DEC staff is available to answer questions and assist you in the work plan development phase.
||Within 30 days from submittal of workplan||DEC completes review of project work plan
|Month 3-5||Within 30 days from approval of workplan||DEC prepares contract
|Month 4-6||Within 30 days from grant recipient's receipt of proposed contract||Grant Recipient returns signed contract
|Within 120 days of receipt of the grant recipient's signed contract||Contract is executed