Grants for Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water

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The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 (CWIA) invests $2.5 billion in clean and drinking water infrastructure projects and water quality protection across New York. As part of CWIA, up to $185 million in grants for drinking water projects is being made available to support infrastructure projects that protect public health by removing or otherwise addressing emerging contaminants such as Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) or 1,4-Dioxane, including grants to help fund the planning and development of an engineering report for an infrastructure project that will combat emerging contaminants.

For more information on WIIA/IMG Grants, please see the WIIA/IMG Grants for Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water Grant Summary

For more information on Emerging Contaminants Project Planning Grants, please see the Project Planning Grant Summary

Eligibility

County, city, town, village, district, corporation, county or town improvement district, school district, Indian nation or tribe recognized by the state or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, any public benefit corporation or public authority established pursuant to the laws of New York or any agency of the State that is empowered to construct and operate a water quality infrastructure project. 

Eligible projects include water quality infrastructure projects at municipally-owned public water systems for the construction, replacement, or repair of infrastructure specifically to address emerging contaminants by:

  • Providing treatment to remove emerging contaminants; or
  • Extending public water system infrastructure to serve areas affected by emerging contaminants; or
  • Developing or connecting to a new water source that does not contain emerging contaminants.
Evaluation Criteria

EFC and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) will evaluate all projects based on factors including protection of public health and the readiness of the project to proceed expeditiously. 

Applications received will be evaluated on several factors including the level of impairment to water quality, risk to public health, and the effectiveness of the proposed project in removing or otherwise addressing emerging contaminants.

Requirements

EFC is committed to promoting participation opportunities for New York State ("State") certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises ("MWBEs") and federal disadvantaged business enterprises ("DBEs"), and equal employment opportunities ("EEO") for minority group members and women in the performance of EFC contracts as well as contracts that receive financial assistance through EFC's various programs.

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The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities. 

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Applicable only if the applicant is seeking either Clean Water or Drinking Water SRF Financing.

The utilization of iron and steel products that are produced in the United States is required for construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of public water systems or treatment works funded wholly or in part by SRF financial assistance. 

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Applicable only if the applicant is seeking either Clean Water or Drinking Water SRF Financing.

Requirements regarding prevailing wages, hours of work, and rates of pay are required for contracts in excess of $2,000 and is funded wholly or in part by SRF financial assistance. 

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