SMIP Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

The AWSMP pro­vides fund­ing for design and engi­neer­ing of projects to reduce hydraulic con­stric­tions or treat chan­nel insta­bil­i­ty threat­en­ing pub­lic infra­struc­ture. Projects are devel­oped using NYC DEP Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram design sub­mis­sion standards.

The AWSMP funds the por­tion of con­struc­tion costs relat­ed to upsiz­ing infra­struc­ture to reduce hydraulic con­stric­tions, sta­bi­lize the stream chan­nel, and reveg­e­tate the site. AWSMP pro­vides fund­ing for costs relat­ed to enlarg­ing a stream cross­ing to accom­mo­date pas­sage of flood flows, sed­i­ment, wood, and aquat­ic organisms.

AWSMP does not fund the replace­ment or main­te­nance of exist­ing struc­tures. Please sub­mit fund­ing appli­ca­tions for only the por­tion of costs relat­ed to enhanc­ing the struc­ture. Do not include the por­tion of costs relat­ed to replace­ment of the exist­ing struc­ture or road­way in your fund­ing request. 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 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 road-stream cross­ing assess­ment and pri­or­i­ti­za­tion that iden­ti­fies the project as a high priority.
  • The munic­i­pal­i­ty uses the Ashokan water­shed road-stream cross­ing assess­ment and pri­or­i­ti­za­tion devel­oped by the AWSMP to jus­ti­fy the project (con­tact the AWSMP office at 845–688-3047 for information).
  • The project address­es stream process and the caus­es of fail­ure at the site.
  • The project design address­es fish pas­sage main­te­nance or restoration.
  • The treat­ment plan includes reveg­e­ta­tion of stream buffers and veg­e­ta­tion management.
  • The project is iden­ti­fied and rec­om­mend­ed in an Ashokan Water­shed stream man­age­ment plan. To view avail­able stream man­age­ment plans, see: