ALBANY – Some $2.2 million
in new competitive grant funding is available to help communities in the
Hudson River estuary improve recreational access and estuary education,
as well as design projects to increase resiliency to flooding, protect
water quality and enhance natural resources.
The grants, through the state Department of Environmental Conservation, are meant to support the state’s post-Sandy strategy to prepare New York for extreme weather by transforming infrastructure and shoreline protection systems to better protect residents.
A total of $1.2 million is available for eligible projects for local stewardship planning grants and just over $1 million for river access and education projects.
“Working with local communities, environmental groups and civic
organizations, New York has significantly improved the environmental health
of the Hudson River estuary,” said DEC Commissioner Designee Basil