Projects & Funding

Request for Proposals — Videographer

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram seeks a video­g­ra­ph­er who can pro­vide col­lab­o­ra­tive input on script devel­op­ment, videog­ra­phy, con­tent edit­ing and for­mat­ting, and dig­i­tal­iza­tion to devel­op and deliv­er a youth sci­ence edu­ca­tion video of 20- to 30-min­utes dura­tion. The con­tract will be sup­port­ed by Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty with fund­ing from the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion. The stream pro­gram offers the after-school “Water­shed Detec­tives” club for youth grades 4–8. The video­g­ra­ph­er will meet at the Ashokan Cen­ter in Olive­bridge, NY over 4 ses­sions from May-June 2021 to assist stu­dents in cap­tur­ing video footage and oth­er pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties. Instruc­tion will be guid­ed by CCEUC youth edu­ca­tors. The video­g­ra­ph­er will pro­duce and pre­pare the final stu­dent video for post­ing online.

Pro­pos­als and quotes are due elec­tron­i­cal­ly by March 12 at 5 p.m. Down­load the full Request for Pro­pos­als with addi­tion­al instruc­tions:

Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP)

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for fund­ing.

Fund­ing is avail­able 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.

Appli­ca­tions are due by Wednes­day, March 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Elec­tron­ic sub­mis­sions are encour­aged. Please sub­mit your appli­ca­tions using the fol­low­ing form:

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

The next fund­ing round will be announced in June 2021. Appli­ca­tions for projects rec­om­mend­ed in a Local Flood Analy­sis plan may be sub­mit­ted at any time. See instruc­tions in Local Flood Analy­sis Fund­ing sec­tion below.

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 accepts SMIP fund­ing appli­ca­tions dur­ing three fund­ing rounds each year.

The AWSMP has pro­vid­ed over $4.9 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

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.