New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
03/20/19 3:00 PM EST
Grants starting at $10,500 to New York nonprofits, government agencies, community colleges, school districts, and tribal organizations to improve access to the Hudson River in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow areas for recreation purposes. Funding is intended for projects with a construction component, but planning components may also be included.
Eligible projects for grant funding must be located on publicly accessible lands along the tidal Hudson or tidal portion of a tributary within 15 miles to the north or south of the former General Motors factory location (address 199 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591), in the general vicinity of the Village of Sleepy Hollow or Village of Tarrytown. Google Maps will be used to confirm distance of the project from the GM location.
This Hudson River Estuary Grant RFA for River Access seeks to assist Hudson Valley municipalities and organizations implement the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda Benefit 6: Access for Education Recreation and Inspiration, Target 3:
“Access is improved for fishing, swimming, boating, and wildlife-dependent recreation on tidal waters for all using principles of universal design and storm resilience, especially in under-served communities.”
Funding is available to improve access to the tidal waters of the Hudson. It may be used to support development of plans, purchase of equipment, and construction of physical improvements, as described in greater detail on page 11 under “Project Types.” Throughout the RFA, the word “plan,” as used to describe a deliverable, is deemed to broadly include: plans, feasibility studies, designs and related permitting activities, etc. Projects that include a planning phase must include a construction component to be completed by the end of the grant period.
Programming to engage user groups or target audiences in the design, use and/or roll-out of the funded river access may be included as part of the project scope of work. Consideration of long-term resiliency to sea-level rise and flooding is strongly encouraged as an element of project design for all eligible projects.Wherever possible, incorporating principles of universal design is also strongly encouraged for all projects.
For more details about program requirements, conditions, and project types, see the RFP document in Supporting Documents below.
Eligible project expenditures include personal services, contractual services, construction enhancements, supplies and materials, equipment, advertising costs, land accessibility costs, travel, and training costs.
GrantWatch ID#: 185203
The minimum award amount is $10,500, and the maximum amount is $375,000.
All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a three-year contract period/term.
Applicants must provide a timeline for meeting project objectives and identified tasks between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2022.
USA: New York City; New York: The general vicinity of Village of Sleepy Hollow and Village of Tarrytown