Projects & Funding

Stream Man­age­ment Imple­men­ta­tion Pro­gram (SMIP)

The AWSMP is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for stream imple­men­ta­tion projects.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tion sub­mis­sion is July 8, 2020. The next SMIP fund­ing round in the Ashokan Water­shed will be announced in mid-September 2020.

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) pro­vides fund­ing for com­mu­nity part­ners to imple­ment rec­om­men­da­tions iden­ti­fied in the AWSMP Action Plan and in Stream Man­age­ment Plans. Projects must be car­ried out within the Ashokan Reser­voir Water­shed.

The AWSMP funds stew­ard­ship projects in the fol­low­ing categories:

- Plan­ning
– Edu­ca­tion
– Research, Assess­ment and Mon­i­tor­ing
(see pri­or­ity research needs)
– Stream-Related Pub­lic Infra­struc­ture Improve­ments
(see project eli­gi­bil­ity guid­ance)
– Flood Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion
– Stream Restoration

Appli­ca­tions for Local Flood Analy­sis Imple­men­ta­tion projects may be sub­mit­ted at any time. See instruc­tions in Local Flood Analy­sis Fund­ing sec­tion below.

Please down­load and read the 2020 appli­ca­tion instruc­tions and form:

Appli­ca­tion Instruc­tions
Appli­ca­tion Form

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.

Poten­tial SMIP appli­cants are asked to care­fully review the fol­low­ing poli­cies before sub­mit­ting an application:

Insur­ance Require­ments
Copy­rights and Access to Information

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram will accept appli­ca­tions for stream man­age­ment projects in the Ashokan water­shed dur­ing three fund­ing rounds in 2020. The next fund­ing round will open in early June with a dead­line in early July 2020. Eli­gi­ble appli­cants may sub­mit for Local Flood Analy­sis Imple­men­ta­tion fund­ing at any time. See the Local Flood Analy­sis Fund­ing sec­tion below.

The AWSMP has awarded over $4.6M for stream man­age­ment projects in the Ashokan water­shed since the SMIP began in 2009.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Leslie Zucker at (845) 688‑3047 or

Local Flood Analy­sis Funding

Fund­ing for munic­i­pal­i­ties to con­duct Local Flood Analy­sis (LFA) and imple­ment rec­om­mended flood mit­i­ga­tion solu­tions in eli­gi­ble com­mu­ni­ties is avail­able year-round. Local Flood Analy­sis is a cat­e­gory of fund­ing within the exist­ing Stream Man­age­ment Imple­men­ta­tion Pro­gram (SMIP) to sup­port projects led by munic­i­pal­i­ties to:

  • Deter­mine the con­di­tions con­tribut­ing to inun­da­tion of pub­lic and pri­vate infra­struc­ture asso­ci­ated with high flows within pop­u­la­tion centers;
  • Develop and ana­lyze the poten­tial of spe­cific projects, and projects in com­bi­na­tion, to mit­i­gate these flood dam­ages and hazards;
  • Pro­vide plan­ning assis­tance to char­ac­ter­ize the rel­a­tive costs and ben­e­fits of tech­ni­cally effec­tive projects; and
  • Assist com­mu­ni­ties in deter­min­ing the social fea­si­bil­ity of projects that are shown to be both tech­ni­cally and cost-effective.

The fol­low­ing Ashokan Water­shed com­mu­ni­ties are eli­gi­ble for Local Flood Analy­sis (LFA) funding:

Town of Olive: West Shokan, Boiceville, Ashokan
Town of Shan­daken: Big Indian, Shandaken/Allaben, Pine Hill, Chich­ester,
Phoeni­cia, and Mount Trem­per
Town of Hur­ley: Glenford

Fund­ing is avail­able on a rolling basis until LFAs have been com­pleted for all eli­gi­ble pop­u­la­tion cen­ters (listed above).

The LFA appli­ca­tion with instruc­tions is avail­able for download:

Fund­ing Appli­ca­tion for Local Flood Analy­sis — Plan­ning

Appli­ca­tions to fund LFA-recommended imple­men­ta­tion projects adopted by com­mu­ni­ties may be sub­mit­ted at any time. The LFA imple­men­ta­tion appli­ca­tion with instruc­tions is avail­able for download:

Fund­ing Appli­ca­tion for Local Flood Analy­sis — Implementation

More infor­ma­tion on the Local Flood Analy­sis pro­gram, includ­ing fund­ing pro­gram rules, is avail­able here.

The SMIP pro­gram is admin­is­tered by Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County. Fund­ing for the SMIP pro­gram comes from the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion. Please care­fully read the fol­low­ing poli­cies before applying:

Please review the Insur­ance Require­ments for SMIP projects.
Please review our Copy­rights and Access to Infor­ma­tion policy.

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County, the Ulster County Soil & Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Protection.