NY – March 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / New
York Sea Grant and New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announces $200,000 is
available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects through the
New York Great Lakes Basin
Small Grants Program, which is administered by New York Sea Grant in
partnership with DEC. Up to $25,000 is available for each project.
York Sea Grant and DEC Announce $200,000
Great Lakes Basin Projects
Projects Will Enhance Community and Ecosystem Resiliency
on NY Water-Based Recreation and Tourism
Webinar for Applicants
grants support eco-based recreation and tourism projects and reinforce
Governor Cuomo’s statewide efforts to connect more New Yorkers with the
outdoors,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Not only do these grants
protect our environment, they support recreation and tourism, major drivers
of New York’s Great Lakes Basin economy.”
small grants create opportunities for stakeholders to build upon the unique
natural strengths of their communities to enhance environmental quality,
resiliency, and the economic benefits intrinsically tied to New York’s
Great Lakes coastal resources,” said New York Sea Grant Associate Director
and Cornell University Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Katherine
Bunting-Howarth, Ithaca, N.Y.
York Sea Grant application instructions are available online. Proposals
must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on May 1, 2018. A webinar to help
applicants will be held March 19 at 10 a.m. For more information, contact
New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.
projects must use a complete ecosystem-based approach rather than a single
issue or single species focus, incorporate stakeholder participation, and
address key priorities in the New York Great Lakes Action Agenda. Those
priorities include enhancing community resiliency and ecosystem integrity
through restoration, protection, and improved resource management; and
enhancing recreation and tourism opportunities that capitalize on the rivers
and lakes, scenic beauty, and natural and cultural resources that define
the character of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.
projects may include planning, design, implementation, information management
tool development, demonstration projects, and targeted educational outreach.
organizations, county and local government or public agencies, municipalities,
regional planning and environmental commissions, and educational institutions,
including, but not limited to, public and private K-12 schools, colleges,
and universities are eligible to apply.
New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program is funded through the New
York State Environmental Protection Fund and Article 14 of Environmental
York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State
University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College
Program. Since 1971, New York Sea Grant has promoted coastal vitality,
environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine
and Great Lakes resources. New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices
in Buffalo, Newark, and Oswego. For updates on Sea Grant activities, visit
the NY Sea Grant website.
more information on the grant projects and other NY Great Lakes related
information, go to the NY
Great Lakes webpage. The public can connect with NY Sea Grant on Facebook,
Twitter and YouTube,
and with NYS DEC on Facebook,
White, NY Sea Grant, 315-312-3042
Davidson, NYS DEC, 716-851-7220