The Department and the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee invites Soil and Water Conservation Districts to submit proposals for funding under the Ecosystem Based Management Program. Funds are available for erosion and sediment control practices on agricultural lands that result in the reduction of nutrients within the Genesee River Watershed and the watersheds of the eleven New York Finger Lakes. These grants are intended to target field-level conservation practices necessary to amend erosion issues and associated nutrient transport. The goal of this program is to reduce the pollutant load within the targeted watersheds and thereby reduce the impacts to the Genesee River and Finger Lakes. It is also intended to help reduce the occurrences of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Finger Lakes.
Proposals for funding under the Ecosystem Based Management Erosion and Sediment Control Implementation Grants must conform to the format provided through the Grants Gateway. Proposals were required to be submitted online through the Grants Gateway by 4:00 p.m. local time on October 25, 2021 to be considered for funding.