Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Deadline Approaching

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit Water Quality Improvement Project GrantWastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant and Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant applications through the CFA is 4 p.m. on July 26, 2019.

This is a hard deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for grant funds. We suggest you submit your application well before the deadline. In addition, all required attachments must be submitted through the CFA. Mailed hardcopies of attachments will not be accepted.


The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source.


Eligible Project Types & Required Match*

  • Wastewater Treatment Improvement (high priority projects 25%, general projects 60%)
  • Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control (25%)
  • Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection (25%)
  • Salt Storage (50%)
  • Aquatic Connectivity Restoration (25%)
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) (25%)

*Match is the percentage of the award amount grant recipients are required to provide as a local share. For more information about each category, including priorities, application requirements, and scoring criteria, view the WQIP Program Overview (PDF).


A total of up to $70 million is available. See individual project categories for maximum individual grant amounts.

For complete details on the program or more information visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.


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