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NYSDEC Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program

The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly improve water quality or aquatic habitat, promote flood risk reduction, restoration, and enhanced flood and climate resiliency, or protect a drinking water source. Eligible project types includes: Wastewater Treatment Improvement, Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control, Vacuum Trucks in Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Areas, Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection, Salt Storage, Dam Safety Repair/Rehabilitation, Aquatic Connectivity Restoration, and Marine Habitat Restoration.

Additional Information:
Applications are accepted annually through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Municipalities* (including Indian Nations) are eligible for all project types. Soil and Water Conservation Districts are eligible for all project types except Dam Safety Repair/Rehabilitation. Not-for-Profit Corporations are eligible for Aquatic Connectivity Restoration, Marine District Habitat Restoration, and Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection only.
Frequency Details: CFA/ Annually, May-July
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