Source: The Hudson River Foundation

Thanks to funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, NY/NJ Harbor & Estuary Program now has several new grants that are open and currently accepting applications.

These opportunities are aimed at addressing different infrastructure needs spread across the estuary, including projects that promote climate resiliency, habitat restoration, and public engagement. Our focus is on addressing these issues in disadvantaged/overburdened communities.

Scroll down to read about the individual grants or visit the Hudson River Foundation website for more information.

Building Capacity for Climate Resiliency
These grants support disadvantaged communities seeking to advance research, planning, and/or infrastructure projects that will help build climate resiliency while addressing water quality and related management issues in those communities. Details available here. Email Rob Pirani or Rosana Pedra Nobre with any questions.

Advancing Habitat Restoration in Disadvantaged Communities
These grants support enhancement of sites recognized in the Hudson Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan (HRE CRP) or similar community-supported plans that are located in, and serve residents of, a disadvantaged community.
Details available here. Email Isabelle Stinnette with any questions.

Public Programs in Support of the Proposed Harlem River Greenway in the Bronx
These grants support community engagement efforts and related public programs that will bring awareness of the Harlem River to local community members while helping identify community values and desires for bicycle and pedestrian improvements that will enable residents and visitors to move safely to and along the waterfront in the Bronx.
Details available here. Email Rob Pirani or Christina Carrero with any questions.

City of Water Day 2023
HEP is supporting community programming for this year’s City of Water Day focused on this year’s theme: building resilience and expanding community capacity.
Details on City of Water Day as well as application information available here. Email Elizabeth Balladares with any questions.