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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 30. Apply using the Consolidated Funding Application (leaves DEC website).

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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 get nonpoint source projects ready for construction and to apply for implementation funding, and to encourage and support cooperation among regulated MS4s to complete mapping of their stormwater system.

2021 Applicant Information

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

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) (leaves DEC website) until 4:00 PM on July 30, 2021.

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 MS4s applying as a collaborative, grants of up to $30,000 per municipality are available for MS4 mapping, with grants of up to $400,000 available per MS4 collaborative. For MS4 municipalities 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. In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients
    6. Bathing Beach Restoration
    7. 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: Municipalities; Soil and Water Conservation Districts; Regulated traditional MS4s

Grants Gateway Registration

All applicants must register in the NYS Grants Gateway by the time of application to be eligible to apply for this grant. 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 and the NPG Program Overview (PDF), email user.water@dec.ny.gov by July 16, 2021. Common questions will be posted to this webpage.

Application Attachments & Resources

Grant Category/Subcategory Required Attachment Forms / Outlines Resources
All Applications
All Nonpoint Source Planning Reports
Decentralized Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Retrofits
Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization
In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients
Bathing Beach Restoration
Stream Culvert Repair and Replacement
MS4 Mapping

Information for 2019 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.