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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Environmental Conservation
Grant Opportunity
Administrator for Capacity Building Grants
Contact Name
Dana McClure
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
***AMENDMENT #1 TO EXTEND SUBMISSION DEADLINE - New deadline February 15th, 2019; 3:00 PM ET***

DEC will award one NFP organization $1,000,000 to develop and administer streamlined capacity building grants to help environmental justice community based organizations in New York State develop their administrative, technical, and programmatic capacity and expand their services protecting public health and the environment.

In accordance with the Scope of Work provided in Appendix II, the selected administrator will distribute $900,000 and retain the remaining $100,000 for program administration/overhead and technical assistance. Eligible applicants are not-for-profit (NFP) community-based organizations having 501(c)(3) status further eligibility requirements can be found in the RFA. You must develop and electronically submit grant applications in the NYS Grants Gateway no later than 3 p.m. on February 1, 2019.

The maximum amount an applicant may request is $1,000,000. Applicants are not required to have matching funds under this grant opportunity. Please e-mail all EJ grant opportunity questions to: DEC will accept questions regarding this grant opportunity until close of business on January 25, 2019. DEC will upload all questions and answers in the Grants Gateway for all applicants to view by close of business on January 29, 2019..

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, please go to the top of this page and login to the Grants Gateway Login and search "Available Opportunities" and look for the grant opportunity name listed above. If you are already logged in, click on “Apply for Grant Opportunity.”

PLEASE NOTE: The ‘Grantee’ role may Initiate and Save changes to the application only. The user logged in as a ‘Grantee Contract Signatory’ or a ‘Grantee System Administrator’ role can perform all the tasks of Grantee role and can submit the application to the State. When the application is ready for submission, click the ‘Status Changes’ tab, then click the ‘Apply Status’ button under “APPLICATION SUBMITTED” before the due date and time.

Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
February 15, 2019 / 03:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateMonday, April 01, 2019
Anticipated Initial Contract Length2 Years
Total Funding Available$1,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)One award for $1,000,000
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateFriday, January 25, 2019
Questions and Answers NarrativeFor general information on completing this application and for clarification of application requirements, contractual terms and procedures, contact: Office of Environmental Justice Contact Information: or (518) 402-8556 Include “Capacity Building RFA 2018” in the subject line of the email. Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted by the Department until C.O.B January 25, 2019. All questions, and answers, will be uploaded in the Grants Gateway application for all applicants to view. For technical information regarding the Grants Gateway, direct questions to: Grants Gateway help desk Contact Information: or (518) 474-5595
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit
Target Population(s)Organizations - Academic Institutions, Organizations - Not-For Profits
Service Area(s) Education Supports, Workforce Development, Environmental Supports
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