Projects & Funding

Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP)

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) is now accept­ing fund­ing appli­ca­tions from eli­gi­ble applicants.

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 and in Stream Man­age­ment Plans. Projects must be car­ried out with­in the Ashokan Reser­voir Water­shed.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tion sub­mis­sion is Wednes­day, Octo­ber 13, 2021.

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

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.

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 and has award­ed over $6 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 laz5@cornell.edu.

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:

Fund­ing Appli­ca­tion for Local Flood Analy­sis — Implementation

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 addi­tion­al­ly apply to AWSMP to com­plete LFA stud­ies for the com­mu­ni­ties of Glen­ford, Big Indi­an, Pine Hill, and Chich­ester and qual­i­fy them for LFA imple­men­ta­tion funding.

Vis­it the Local Flood Analy­sis pro­gram web­site for more infor­ma­tion, and read the LFA fund­ing pro­gram rules.

The AWSM­P’s 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.

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