Stream Management Funds Available

Posted on: June 10th, 2020 by Leslie_Zucker

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for stream projects in the Ashokan Reser­voir water­shed.

Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted to the pro­gram office by Wednes­day, July 8. Elec­tronic sub­mis­sions are accepted. For more infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als, visit the web­site https://ashokanstreams.org/projects-funding/.

Eli­gi­ble appli­cants include local, county, state or fed­eral gov­ern­ment agen­cies; 501©3 orga­ni­za­tions; and sec­ondary school dis­tricts, col­leges, or uni­ver­si­ties. For-profit orga­ni­za­tions are eli­gi­ble to apply in the Research, Assess­ment, and Mon­i­tor­ing cat­e­gory only.

Please review pri­or­ity needs iden­ti­fied by the AWSMP in stream man­age­ment plans, the program’s annual action plan, and research agenda before applying.

Fund­ing is avail­able for pri­or­ity projects to:

- Improve water qual­ity and enhance stream sta­bil­ity
– Pro­tect or improve stream infra­struc­ture
– Enhance stream access and recre­ation
– Plan and imple­ment flood haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion
– Increase pub­lic knowl­edge and skills for stream stew­ard­ship
– Pro­tect and enhance aquatic and ripar­ian habi­tat and ecosystems

Please note: Replace­ment or repair of fail­ing infra­struc­ture due to aging or decay is not eli­gi­ble for fund­ing. Only the por­tion of costs asso­ci­ated with the enlarge­ment or improve­ment of struc­tures to meet stream man­age­ment objec­tives is eli­gi­ble for funding.

Fund­ing for the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Imple­men­ta­tion Pro­gram is pro­vided by the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and admin­is­tered by Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County.

For more infor­ma­tion or to sched­ule a meet­ing or site visit, con­tact AWSMP at (845) 688‑3047.

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