On February 15, 2024, Governor Hochul announced over $2 million through the Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Mapping Grant (NPG) for 35 projects across the State. This grant will support the initial planning of non-agricultural nonpoint source water quality improvement projects, and State permit-required storm sewer mapping in urban areas. When implemented, these projects will reduce the amount of polluted stormwater runoff entering lakes, rivers, and streams, and improve resiliency against the impacts of climate change. View the list here.
The 2023 Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant application period has closed.
The Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant (NPG) is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds planning reports for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects and mapping of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). The program aims to prepare nonpoint source projects for construction and application for implementation funding, and to encourage and support cooperation among regulated MS4s to complete mapping of their stormwater system.
2023 Applicant Information
For full program details, view the NPG Program Overview (PDF)
View the 2023 Round 4 NPG Award List (PDF) to see the funded projects in your county. Information about the 2023 round of NPG funding is below.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted annually through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The 2023 grant application period is closed.
A total of up to $3,000,000 was available for the 2023 round.
Nonpoint Source Planning Reports: Grants of up to $50,000 were available to finance planning services to produce project planning reports, as outlined in each category. Grants of up to $75,000 were available for comprehensive stream corridor studies. There was no minimum award amount. Applicants are limited to a maximum of five applications per round.
MS4 Mapping: For MS4 Operators applying as a collaborative, grants of up to $60,000 per municipality with a maximum grant award of up to $400,000 per MS4 collaborative was available. For MS4 Operators that must apply alone (see Requirements for All MS4 Mapping section for justification required to apply as single municipality), there was a maximum grant award of $75,000. There was no minimum award amount. Applicants are limited to one application per round.
Required Local Match
Applicants are required to provide 10% of the requested grant amount as local match.
Eligible Grant Categories
- Nonpoint Source Planning Reports
- Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems
- Green Infrastructure
- Stormwater Retrofits
- Streambank/Shoreline Stabilization
- Comprehensive Stream Corridor Assessment
- Stream Sediment and Debris Management Plan
- In-Waterbody Controls for Nutrients
- Bathing Beach Restoration
- Stream Culvert Repair and Replacement
- Berm Removal
- Floodplain Creation/Restoration/Reconnection
- Wetland Creation/Restoration
- Coastal Storm Erosion Risk Management
- Dam Safety
- MS4 Mapping
Nonpoint Source Planning Reports: Municipalities*; including Indian Nations; Soil and Water Conservation Districts (except for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Failing On-Site Treatment Systems)
MS4 Mapping: Municipalities regulated by the MS4 General Permit; Soil and Water Conservation Districts on behalf of regulated MS4 Operators
*For the purposes of this grant, "municipality" means a local public authority or public benefit corporation, a county, city, town, village, school district, supervisory district, district corporation, improvement district within a county, city, town or village, or Indian nation or tribe recognized by the state or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, or any combination thereof.
Grants Gateway Registration
All applicants must register in the NYS Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to accept this grant opportunity. For more information, including user guides and tutorial videos on how to register and prequalify, visit the Grants Management website.
Application Attachments and Resources
Information for 2022 Grant Recipients
On March 6, 2023, Governor Hochul announced almost $2 million awarded for 35 Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant projects. View the list of projects (PDF). Successful applicants will be required to sign a State of New York Master Grant Contract (MCG) and will be required to comply with statewide, agency, and program terms and conditions and payment reporting requirements as identified in the MCG. For full details about the 2022 round, view the NPG 2022 Program Overview (PDF).
Planning Report Outlines
- Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study Outline (PDF)
- Great Lakes Nature-Based Shoreline Project Plan/Conceptual Design Report Outline (PDF)
- In-Waterbody Control for Nutrients Feasibility Study/Engineering Report Outline (PDF)
- Streambank Stabilization Engineering Design Report Outline (PDF)
- Culvert Repair and Replacement Engineering Feasibility Study/Design Report Outline (PDF)
- Comprehensive Stream Corridor Assessment Study Outline (PDF)
Project Work Plan/Budgets
The work plan and budget worksheets below should first be drafted offline (not in Grants Gateway) in coordination with DEC staff. Awardees should then use the completed forms to help enter the project work plan and budget information into Grants Gateway. Grant recipients will receive an email when their contract is available in Grants Gateway.