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New York State DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant (EPG)

The Engineering Planning Grant application period is now closed. Applications are being reviewed and awards are expected to be announced later this year.
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Program Description

Grants are available for municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality wastewater projects. Successful applicants will use the grant to finance engineering and planning services to produce an engineering report

The goal of the EPG program is to advance water quality projects to construction and future implementation funding through the CWSRF program, Water Quality Improvement Project grants, or other funding entities.

Round 9 (2019) Eligible Activities

Funding can be used by municipalities for the preparation of an engineering report. This includes planning activities to determine the scope of water quality issues, evaluation of alternatives, and the recommendation of a capital improvement project. In addition, the costs to conduct an environmental review for the recommended alternative are eligible. Design and construction costs for projects are not eligible costs.

Round 9 Eligible Applicants

  • Municipalities (as defined in 21 NYCRRR 2602 New York State Clean Water Revolving Fund Regulations); and
    • Median household income (MHI) of the municipality according to the United States Census, 2017 American Community Survey is:
    • Equal to or less than $70,000 for municipalities located in REDC regions of Capital District, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Central NY, Finger Lakes, or Western NY; or
    • Equal to or less than $90,000 for municipalities located in REDC regions of Long Island, New York City and Mid-Hudson.