SMIP Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

The AWSMP pro­vides fund­ing for design and engi­neer­ing of eli­gi­ble projects to reduce hydraulic con­struc­tions or treat chan­nel insta­bil­ity threat­en­ing pub­lic infrastructure.

Projects not designed with AWSMP fund­ing will be reviewed rel­a­tive to NYC DEP Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram design sub­mis­sion stan­dards. AWSMP may make fund­ing avail­able to meet any unan­swered questions.

The AWSMP funds the por­tion of eli­gi­ble con­struc­tion costs related to upsiz­ing infra­struc­ture improve­ments to reduce hydraulic con­struc­tions. For exam­ple, AWSMP may fund the por­tion of project costs related to enlarg­ing a stream cross­ing to accom­mo­date flood flows, sed­i­ment and wood trans­port beyond the cost of as-built replace­ment. The AWSMP does not fund projects for main­te­nance, repair, or age-related replace­ment of infrastructure.

Cul­vert, bridge, and road embank­ment improve­ment projects are more likely to score highly for SMIP fund­ing if:

  • There are sig­nif­i­cant sources of fine sed­i­ment at the project site, or down­stream of the site that can be mobi­lized by related chan­nel instability.
  • Cur­rent con­di­tions pose a sig­nif­i­cant inun­da­tion and/or ero­sion risk.
  • The project results in an off-site pub­lic benefit.
  • A munic­i­pal­ity has com­pleted a stream cross­ing assess­ment and pri­or­i­ti­za­tion that iden­ti­fies the project as a high priority.
  • The project approach addresses stream process and the causes of fail­ure at the site.
  • Fish pas­sage main­te­nance or restora­tion is incor­po­rated into the project design.
  • Reveg­e­ta­tion of stream buffers and veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment are con­sid­ered as part of treatment.
  • The project is iden­ti­fied and rec­om­mended for treat­ment in an Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Plan. To view avail­able plans, see: http://ashokanstreams.org/publications-resources/stream-management-plans/

 

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