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Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Conservation Districts to Improve Water Quality

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Conf. Date:

07/10/19

Deadline Date:

07/26/19 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and conservation districts for the implementation of projects to protect drinking water resources and address known water quality impairments. Nonprofit organizations must be prequalified in the online grants system prior to submitting an application.

Eligible project types include the following:
-Wastewater Treatment Improvement
-Non-agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control
-Land Acquisition Projects for Source Water Protection
-Salt Storage
-Aquatic Connectivity Restoration
-Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

For more information on Wastewater Treatment Improvement Projects, see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=4

For more information on Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control, see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=10

For more information on Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection, see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=25

For more information on Salt Storage, see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=35

For more information on Aquatic Connectivity Restoration, see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=39

For more information on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), see the following link:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqipoverviewr16.pdf#page=44

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181313

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$70,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Wastewater Treatment Improvement: $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 depending on project subtype and overall project cost

- Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control: $500,000 to $3,000,000 depending on project subtype

- Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection: $4,000,000

- Salt Storage: $500,000

- Aquatic Connectivity Restoration: $250,000

- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s): $500,000 or $600,000 depending on project subtype

Term of Contract:

The initial term of each contract (other than Aquatic Connectivity Restoration projects) will need to fall between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2024. Applicants should not apply if they do not expect their project to be complete by April 30, 2024.

For Aquatic Connectivity Restoration projects, the initial contract term will need to fall between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2024.

All project costs must be incurred between the start and end dates of the contract to be eligible for reimbursement, or to be used as match for the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Generally, applicants meeting the following criteria are eligible for WQIP funds. There is some variability among eligible applicants for specific project types. Applicant eligibility criteria are more clearly identified under each specific WQIP project type contained in the Request for Applications (RFA).

Eligible Applicants:
-Municipalities
-Municipal corporations
-Regulated traditional Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)
-Soil and water conservation districts
-Not-for-profit corporations, (Only land acquisition for source water protection projects OR aquatic habitat restoration projects)

Ineligible WQIP Projects:
-Application proposals that do not address water quality impairment or protect a drinking water source
-Include ineligible activities or costs (view the section for your project type)
-Are seeking funds for studies, planning, or design only
-Do not include required attachments (view the section for your project type for a full list of required attachments)
- Do not meet the requirements for that project type or subtype
- Are from entities not registered in the Grants Gateway at the time of application
- Are from not-for-profit organizations that do not have a current prequalification in Grants Gateway as of the application deadline
- Fail to meet the minimum scoring criteria as detailed for each project type in this Program Overview. A project must receive an agency score of at least 30 to be eligible for funding.
- Do not show match and a match source, or use ineligible match sources
- Are seeking funds for costs incurred before May 1, 2019

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-application workshops are being held around the state to provide more information on the grant program and application process. See the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) website for a schedule of workshops.

For more information: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/resources?type[71]=71

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are being accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) until 4:00 PM on July 26, 2019.

If you have questions regarding WQIP after reading this webpage and the WQIP Program Overview (PDF), email the office by July 12, 2019.

This grant program requires recipients to provide 25% of the award amount as a local share of the project for high priority Wastewater Treatment Improvement projects, Non-agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control, Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection, Aquatic Habitat Restoration, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System projects; 60% of the award amount as a local share of the project for General Wastewater Treatment Improvement projects; and 50% of the award amount as a local share of the project for Salt Storage.

Applicants are advised to review the full guidelines for the program category for which they intend to apply for more information about eligibility, program scope, and matching requirements.

All governmental entities (municipalities, municipal corporations, and soil and water conservation districts, and as further defined in this Program Overview), and not-for-profit corporations must register in the NYS Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. The applicant name must exactly match the name of the eligible entity registered in the NYS Grants Gateway. It may not be the name of an individual.

In addition to registering, not-for-profit organizations must also complete the Vendor Prequalification process in the NYS Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. The prequalification must be current (not expired) to be eligible for this grant. Government entities are currently not required to complete the Vendor Prequalification Process.

Applicants selected to receive a grant award will be notified by email and in an official Department award letter.

For more information, including user guides and tutorial videos on how to register and prequalify, visit NYS Grants Reform:
https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/

Priority Water Bodies List Map:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/109457.html

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC 12) Watersheds Map:
https://nysdec.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a02867dc903f40a2831c904c7eb1b7d8

Webinars:
http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/webinars

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications through the Consolidated Funding Application:
https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233

(518) 402-8179
user.water@dec.ny.gov

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