New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced yesterday that $255 million dollars in state grants will now be available for critical water infrastructure projects throughout the state.
The projects will aim to protect public health and the environment within the state’s water infrastructure.
“Every New Yorker deserves access to safe, clean water and today’s announcement represents the latest installment in the State’s nation-leading investment to tackle emerging contaminants and protect residents and the environment from dangerous pollutants,” Governor Hochul said. “These strategic investments will make lifesaving improvements to our water infrastructure and safeguard drinking water for millions of people on Long Island. New York will continue to prioritize resources for projects that provide reliable, clean water for communities across the state while creating good-paying jobs and spurring economic development.”
Local government is eligible to apply for funding for:
WIIA grant awards that will fund up to 25 percent of an eligible wastewater project’s total cost, up to $25 million.
WIIA grant awards that will fund 60 percent of net eligible project costs for projects that address emerging contaminants above the State determined Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), with no cap on the total award.
WIIA grant awards for all other drinking water projects will be awarded up to 60 percent of net project costs up to a maximum of $5 million.
IMG awards that will fund up to 40 percent of an eligible wastewater or drinking water project for communities that share services, up to $30 million.