Green Innovation Grant Program

The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique EPA-designated green stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies.

Competitive grants are awarded annually to projects that improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change through the implementation of one or more of the following green practices: Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency and Environmental Innovation.

Program Priorities:

Climate Change Mitigation: Projects that implement one of the eligible Green Practices to reduce the effects of greenhouse gases and/or support clean energy initiatives.

Environmental Justice: Projects that use Green Practices to advance the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, income, national origin or color, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Integration: Water infrastructure projects that integrate green stormwater infrastructure into traditional gray infrastructure projects to demonstrate the value of water quality improvements to the community and ecosystem to provide water quality benefits. The planning process for such projects should include the evaluation of important community benefits such as economic opportunity, climate action, and water equity.

Natural Restoration: Projects that demonstrate the effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure in a natural environment, such as flood plains, riparian buffers, streams, and wetlands.

Transformation: Larger transformative projects that utilize Green Practices to provide multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits. These projects align with larger goals of the community or region.

Funding Source:
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

Funding Amount:
Grants range from a minimum of 50% up to a maximum of 90% of total eligible project costs up to a maximum of $3 million. The grant amount is determined based on the eligible project costs as estimated in the application for planning, design and construction.

Match Requirements:


NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

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