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Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant

The Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant application period is open through July 29. Apply using the Consolidated Funding Application (leaves DEC website).

On Tuesday May 17, 2022 DEC presented a public webinar about the WQIP and Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant opportunities. View a recording of the presentation from the public webinar.

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Program Description

The Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant (NPG) is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds planning reports for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects and mapping of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).

The program aims to prepare nonpoint source projects for construction and application for implementation funding, and to encourage and support cooperation among regulated MS4s to complete mapping of their stormwater system.

2022 Applicant Information

For full program details, view the NPG Program Overview (PDF).

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) (leaves DEC website) until 4:00 PM on July 29, 2022.

Funding Amount

A total of up to $3,000,000 is available this round.

Nonpoint Source Planning Reports: Grants of up to $30,000 are available to finance planning services to produce project planning reports, as outlined in each category. Grants of up to $75,000 are available for comprehensive stream corridor studies. There is no minimum award amount. Applicants are limited to a maximum of five applications per round.

MS4 Mapping: For MS4 Operators applying as a collaborative, grants of up to $30,000 per municipality with a maximum grant award of up to $400,000 per MS4 collaborative are available. For MS4 Operators that must apply alone (see Requirements for All MS4 Mapping section for justification required to apply as single municipality), there is a maximum grant award of $75,000. There is no minimum award amount. Applicants are limited to one application per round.

Required Local Match

Applicants are required to provide 10% of the requested grant amount as local match.

Eligible Grant Categories

  1. Nonpoint Source Planning Reports
    1. Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems
    2. Green Infrastructure
    3. Stormwater Retrofits
    4. Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization
    5. Comprehensive Stream Corridor Assessment
    6. Stream Sediment and Debris Management Plan
    7. In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients
    8. Bathing Beach Restoration
    9. Stream Culvert Repair and Replacement
  2. MS4 Mapping

Eligible Applicants

Nonpoint Source Planning Reports: Municipalities*; Soil and Water Conservation Districts (except for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems)

MS4 Mapping: Regulated Municipal MS4 Operators; Soil and Water Conservation Districts on behalf of regulated MS4 Operators

*For the purposes of this grant, "municipality" means a local public authority or public benefit corporation, a county, city, town, village, school district, supervisory district, district corporation, improvement district within a county, city, town or village, or Indian nation or tribe recognized by the state or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, or any combination thereof.

Grants Gateway Registration

All applicants must register in the NYS Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to accept this grant opportunity. For more information, including user guides and tutorial videos on how to register and prequalify, visit the Grants Management website (leaves DEC website).

Questions

If you have questions regarding NPG after reading this webpage, the NPG Program Overview (PDF), and the NPG Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) email user.water@dec.ny.gov by July 15, 2022.

Application Attachments & Resources

Grant Category/Subcategory Required Attachments Report Outlines Other Resources
All Applications
All Nonpoint Source Planning Reports
Decentralized Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems Engineering Report Outline for NYS Wastewater Infrastructure Projects (leaves DEC website)
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Retrofits Green Infrastructure or Stormwater Retrofits Feasibility Study Requirements (PDF) New York State Stormwater Design Manual
Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization Engineering Design Report Outline (PDF)
Comprehensive Stream Corridor Assessment Stream Corridor Study Outline (PDF)
Stream Sediment and Debris Management Plans Stream Sediment and Debris Management Plan Outline (PDF)
In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients In-Waterbody for Control of Nutrients Feasibility Study/Engineering Report Outline (PDF)
Bathing Beach Restoration
Stream Culvert Repair and Replacement

Stream Culvert Repair and Replacement Feasibility Study/Engineering Report Outline (PDF)

North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Project (NAACC) (leaves DEC website)

MS4 Mapping

Mapping Status Table Worksheet (PDF)

Final Map Product and Final Summary Report Deliverables (PDF)

Urbanized Areas

Information for 2021 Grant Recipients

Planning Report Outlines

Project Work Plan/Budgets

The work plan and budget worksheets below should first be drafted offline (not in Grants Gateway) in coordination with DEC staff. Awardees should then use the completed forms to help enter the project work plan and budget information into Grants Gateway. Grant recipients will receive an email when their contract is available in Grants Gateway.