Quail St. Construction

 

Integrated Solutions Construction
Grant Program
 

ISC Contacts

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DWIGHT BROWN
ISC Coordinator
518-402-6924


ISC@efc.ny.gov

Successful Project Examples:

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Albany Water Board — City of Albany
Quail Street green infrastructure streetscape enhancements

 

City of Buffalo/Buffalo Sewer Authority
Comprehensive green infrastructure program targeting specific neighborhoods with CSO issues

 

Save the Rain Program — Onondaga County
Syracuse-based stormwater management program website with resources and ideas for green infrastructure projects

 

New York City Green Infrastructure Program
New York City’s multi-agency effort led by NYC Department of Environmental Protection. DEP and agency partners design, construct and maintain a variety of sustainable green infrastructure practices.

 

Additional Project Resources:

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Technical assistance including tools, strategies & lessons learned in implementing green infrastructure.

 

NYS DEC Stormwater Design Manual
The New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual provides designers with a general overview on how to size, design, select, and locate stormwater management practices at a development site to comply with State stormwater performance standards.

 

  Program Overview

EFC will offer up to $8 million in grant for projects that incorporate green infrastructure into Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) projects. Successful applicants will construct projects that remove stormwater from combined, sanitary, or storm sewers.  The proposed project should demonstrate the value of integrating green practices into traditional gray infrastructure projects to provide water quality benefits, as well as the advantages of natural systems. Priority will be given to projects that maximize the removal of stormwater from sewers through the use of integrated infrastructure.

 

  Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for ISC consideration the project must:

ISC Funding Parameters:

  • 50% of the cost of the green infrastructure practices. 
  • Grant is available only in conjunction with CWSRF financing.  EFC will not fund grant-only projects through ISC.
  • There is a $5 million limit on EFC grants (excluding GIGP and EPG) awarded to individual municipalities over a five year period. See EFC’s Hardship Financing and Grant Eligibility Policy for additional detail.
  • Awarded projects must comply with all CWSRF financing requirements. These include, but are not limited to:  MWBE, Smart Growth, American Iron & Steel, Davis-Bacon, and environmental review requirements.  

 

Additional information regarding the specific design considerations for each practice can be found in Chapter 5 and in the Bioretention Sections of Chapter 6 of the NYS Stormwater Design Manual.  


  Application Process

Applicants may apply for the ISC grant through the traditional CWSRF application process, by indicating that they are interested in the ISC grant when they complete the CWSRF finance application.