Technical Assistance Grant Information
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is continuously accepting applications for Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). TAGs are a citizen participation tool available to eligible community groups to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities taking place in their community. Eligible community groups may apply (see information and application in the right column) to receive grants for up to $50,000 per eligible site. There is no matching contribution required on the part of the grant recipient. TAGs, in the form of State Assistance Contracts (SACs), are available to eligible community groups for the purpose of obtaining independent technical assistance in interpreting existing environmental information about an eligible "significant threat" site being remediated in the State Superfund Program or Brownfield Cleanup Program.
Technical assistance is intended to help the grant recipient and the community it represents understand existing environmental data developed about the site, comment on site remedial activities and proposals, and share this information with the public. Eligible community groups must be non-responsible parties incorporated as not-for-profit corporations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. An eligible community group must certify that its membership represents the interest of the community affected by the site, and that its members' health, economic well-being or enjoyment of the environment are potentially threatened by the site.
TAG Application Documents
- TAG Application (10 page PDF, 190 KB)
- TAG Application Resolution Format (4 page PDF, 20 KB)
- TAG Guidance Handbook (DER-14)
For more information, write or call the TAG Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7012, (518) 402-9711.
More about Technical Assistance Grant Information:
- Fact Sheet: Technical Assistance Grants - Technical Assistance Grant information.