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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Environmental Conservation
Grant Opportunity
2018-2019 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program
Contact Name
Dana McClure
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) will provide state assistance funding through the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant program to community-based organizations for projects that address exposure of communities to multiple environmental harms and risks (“projects”).

Funding: Approximately $4,375,929 is available. Funding from this grant opportunity is provided from the state Environmental Protection Fund with dollars designated to Environmental Justice. Applicants may be awarded up to $100,000 each until funding has been exhausted. Funding will be utilized to fund as many eligible projects as possible which may include partial funding of projects.

Proposed Project Timeframes: All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a 36-month contract period/term. Applicants should not begin their projects or incur costs until a Master Contract for Grants (MCG) has been fully approved by DEC, and if applicable approved by the Attorney General and the State Comptroller. Time extensions beyond the contract term end date will be determined by the Department based upon written justification from the Grantee. Applicants should not submit an application if they do not anticipate their project can be completed within the specified contract term.

Minimum and Maximum Award Amounts: Minimum grant amount is $2,500; Maximum grant amount is $100,000.

Match Funds: Matching funds are not a requirement under this grant opportunity.

Application Limit: Applicants may submit up to three applications, however, only one application per applicant may be funded. Multiple applications may not be for the same project or projection location.

Eligible Project Locations: Projects must serve an EJ community, as defined in DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (available on DEC’s website at: ).

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Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
July 10, 2019 / 03:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateSunday, September 01, 2019
Anticipated Initial Contract Length
Total Funding Available$4,375,929.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$100,000.00
NarrativeMinimum grant amount is $2,500; Maximum grant amount is $100,000.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateWednesday, June 26, 2019
Questions and Answers NarrativeApplication Questions and Answers Please email al Community Impact Grant questions to the Office of Environmental Justice at: Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted by DEC until C.O.B. June 26, 2019. All questions and answers will be uploaded in the Grants Gateway for all applicants to view. Questions and Answers document will be continuously updated and uploaded as needed until the end of the Q&A time period.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit
Target Population(s)Organizations - Community Based Groups, Organizations - Not-For Profits
Service Area(s) Environmental Supports
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