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Acknowledgement of Funding Source

Communications to the Public

The Department will require that grant recipients acknowledge in any communication to the public that funding was provided from the CWIA/EPF Water Quality Improvement Project Grant and include the following:

  • Source of Funding: CWIS/EPF Water Quality Improvement Project Grant administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
  • Project Name and Project Sponsor

WQIP Signage Requirements

The Department will require project signs for all projects meeting the following criteria:

  • All Wastewater Treatment Improvement projects
  • Salt Storage Facilities projects
  • Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection projects
  • Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control and Aquatic Habitat Restoration grant awards totaling more than $50,000.

All signs should be constructed in accordance with the specifications identified in the Master Grant Contract.

The Department may, in its discretion, waive this requirement if the sign cannot be reasonably maintained, the sign is not consistent with other laws, or the location of the sign would not provide a public purpose.

Round 14: The project sign should be maintained from the start of construction until 1 year after closeout of the project.

Round 13 and earlier: The project sign should be maintained from the start of construction until 90 days after closeout of the project.

The cost of the project sign is a reimbursable project cost and should be included in the materials category for the project budget.

Water Quality Improvement Project Sign Specifications

WQIP Project Sign

Example of a WQIP project sign

Size: Horizontal format - 48" wide by 24" high.
Example of a WQIP project sign

Construction Materials: Aluminum blank sign boards with vinyl sheeting.

Inserts: "Applicant" and "Project Name" indicate position, size and topography for specific applicant and project names to be inserted.

Color Scheme:
Background - PMS288C
"BUILDING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW" graphic:
Rectangular beam - PMS130C
Hooks - White
Text "BUILDING TODAY FOR" - PMS288C
Text "A BETTER TOMORROW" - White
NYS/DEC logo - White
"Funding for this project provided by a CWIA/EPF Water Quality Improvement
Project Grant" graphic - PMS130C
"Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor" and "Basil Seggos, Commissioner" graphics - White
TEXT: Project Applicant and Project Name - White

Type Specifications: All type is Proxima Nova Bold, 180pt.
Format is: center each line of copy with title case capitalization.

Production Notes: 48" wide x 24" tall aluminum blanks will be covered with vinyl sheeting for application of artwork. Artwork will be silk screened on this surface.

Provided artwork has been sized to 49" x 25" to provide 0.5" bleed area to all edges for print production.

Time Period: From start of Construction until 1 year or 90 days after closeout of the project depending on grant Round.

Grant recipients must provide applicant and project name to be inserted on the sign.