Resources for

Realistic

Training

In Spring 2024 the SRC team hosted funding workshops in eastern CT, western CT, Westchester NY, and Long Island NY.

SRC Regional Funding Workshop – Long Island, NY

The Sustainable and Resilient Communities (SRC) team hosted a regional workshop on March 28, 2024, on Long Island, NY to provide information on funding opportunities to support sustainability and resilience projects. Attendees heard from program officers representing various local, state, and Long Island Sound funding organizations and were able to engage in discussions with funders to explore project ideas and ways to improve funding applications. Attendees also heard from a panel of successful awardees about their experiences and strategies.

Funding/Grants
Sea Grant NY Long Island Sound Study

Resource

Level of Effort:

Rolling

Funding Database

Discover funding opportunities for your project that elevate the sustainability and resilience of Long Island Sound communities.

Funding/Grants

Case Study

Marsh Conservation Planning for Glen Island Park

In 2023, Long Island Sound Study and Warren Pinnacle, in partnership with Westchester County and conservation groups/organizations, have developed a Plan to understand the benefits of, threats to, and recommended conservation actions for marsh ecosystems on Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY. The goal of the Plan is to help inform conservation and restoration efforts to maximize marsh ecosystem services under rising sea levels.

Habitat
Nature-based Solutions
Sea Level Rise
Wetlands

Case Study

Northport, NY

Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study and Stewardship Plan

This comprehensive study and plan, funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Long Island Sound Futures Fund, identifies initial strategies to maintain and enhance the local watershed resources of Crab Meadow. It is meant to be a land management tool to guide the implementation of best practices. The plan was developed in consultation with many partners and stakeholders.

Habitat
Land Use
Nature-based Solutions
Aquatic Resources
Water Quality
Infrastructure
Recreation & Access
Wetlands
Green Infrastructure

Case Study

Marsh Conservation Planning for Stony Brook Harbor

In 2023, Long Island Sound Study and Warren Pinnacle, in partnership with committed municipalities and conservation groups/organizations, developed a Plan to understand the benefits, threats, and recommended conservation actions for the Stony Brook Harbor and West Meadow Creek marsh ecosystem. The goal of the Plan is to help inform conservation and restoration efforts to maximize marsh ecosystem services under rising sea levels.

Habitat
Nature-based Solutions
Sea Level Rise
Wetlands

Case Study

Oyster Bay, NY and Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Marsh Conservation Planning for Oyster Bay & Cold Spring Harbor

In 2023, Long Island Sound Study, New York Sea Grant and Warren Pinnacle, in partnership with committed municipalities and marsh-conservation groups/organizations, developed a Plan to understand the benefits, threats and recommended conservation actions at seven focal areas across the harbors. The goal of the Plan is to inform local municipalities and marsh-conservation groups as to where they might focus their conservation efforts to maximize the conservation of marsh ecosystem services under sea-level rise conditions. Seven focal areas across Oyster Bay & Cold Spring Harbor: Frost Creek, Mill Neck Creek, West Shore Road, Bayville Bridge to Centre Island, Centre Island, Shore Road, and Lower Cold Spring Harbor.

Habitat
Land Use
Nature-based Solutions
Sea Level Rise
Planning
Wetlands

Guidance Tool

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Promoting Nature-Based Hazard Mitigation Through FEMA Mitigation Grants

This guidance document is intended for stakeholders pursuing FEMA HMA grants for nature-based solutions to mitigate risks associated with flooding (riverine and coastal) and wildfire.

Flooding
Nature-based Solutions
Extreme Weather & Storms
Funding/Grants

Guidance Tool

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Ready to Fund Resilience Toolkit

This toolkit describes “how” local government leads and partners can design more fundable projects by pulling specific policy levers, seeking key partnerships, using innovative accounting practices, inverting power structures, and rethinking and redesigning internal processes. It will help local government leads and partners operate within current finance and policy systems to better prepare themselves and their communities for climate resilience funding and finance.

Economic Impacts
Incentive Programs
Funding/Grants
Policies & Regulations

Guidance Tool

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FEMA BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE WITH NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: Strategies for Success

This guide gives community leaders five main strategies to carry out Nature-Based Solution projects: 1) Building Strong Partnerships, 2) Engaging the Whole Community, 3) Matching Project Size With Desired Goals and Benefits, 4) Maximizing Benefits, and 5) Designing for the Future. This is not a technical guide for planning, constructing or funding NBS. It covers the value of each strategy and suggests how to move forward with NBS projects.

Erosion
Flooding
Habitat
Nature-based Solutions
Stormwater Management
Extreme Weather & Storms
Wetlands

Guidance Tool

Level of Effort:

A Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments, and Other Partners

Website includes guidebook, fact sheets and open funding opportunities available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The goal is to help partners across the country know what to apply for, who to contact for help, and how to get ready to rebuild.

Funding/Grants

Training

Navigating Grant Funding: Municipal Success Stories

In this webinar hosted by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, participants learned about successful strategies to access and manage NYS grant funding from their peers. Municipalities shared information such as; how they access grant funds, what barriers they’ve had to overcome, lessons learned, the skill sets needed, and who are the key players necessary to access grant funding. View the recording to see how you can access grant funding.

Funding/Grants
NYSDEC

Resilience Steps

Connect

LISS
EPA Sea Grant New York Sea Grant Connecticut