Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP)
The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) provides SMIP grant funding during three rounds every year.
The next funding round will open September 27 with a deadline of Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
Separate funding is available for projects recommended in a completed Local Flood Analysis plan. Local Flood Analysis funding applications may be submitted at any time. See application instructions in the Local Flood Analysis Funding section below.
Electronic submissions of grant applications are encouraged. Submit applications using the following form:
Note that our SMIP grant instructions have been updated to include information on qualifying 501©(3) organizations.
Eligible applicants include local, county, state, or federal government agencies, 501©(3) organizations, secondary school districts, colleges or universities. For-profit firms or institutions may submit funding applications in the Research, Assessment and Monitoring category only.
AWSMP makes funding available for community partners to implement recommendations identified in the AWSMP Action Plan, Stream Management Plans, and Local Flood Analysis Plans. Projects must be carried out within the Ashokan Reservoir watershed.
Approximately $600,000 is available for award through September 30, 2024 across all categories. The AWSMP funds stream stewardship projects in the following categories:
– Research, Assessment and Monitoring
(see priority research needs)
– Stream-Related Public Infrastructure Improvement
(see project eligibility guidance)
– Flood Hazard Mitigation
– Stream Restoration
Potential SMIP applicants are asked to carefully review the following policies before submitting an application:
The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program has awarded over $7 million for stream and floodplain management projects in the Ashokan watershed since the SMIP began in 2009.
For more information, contact Leslie Zucker at (845) 688-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Flood Analysis Funding
Funding for municipalities to carry out Local Flood Analysis (LFA) implementation projects is available to eligible communities year-round. Funding applications may be submitted at any time.
To apply, municipalities should download and read the funding application at:
Eligible communities with completed LFA studies in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed include:
Town of Olive: West Shokan, Boiceville
Town of Shandaken: Shandaken, Allaben, Phoenicia, and Mount Tremper
Municipalities may apply to AWSMP to complete LFA studies for the eligible communities of Glenford, Big Indian, Pine Hill, and Chichester to qualify them for LFA implementation funding.
The AWSMP’s SMIP and LFA funding program is administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County with funding provided by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical support and assistance during project implementation.