Bard College Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water: Community Science Coordinator applications being reviewed after January 4 (rolling)
The Community Science Coordinator will work with the Director of the OSUN (Open Society University Network) Community Science Coalition and the Director of the Community Science Lab to strengthen partnerships with local and regional community groups while supporting community science engagement efforts involving faculty, students, and staff across the international campuses of the Open Society University Network. Building on the strengths of the Bard Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water, the Community Science Coalition supports community science projects through its Community Science Lab. This core lab facility conducts environmental testing in response to community concerns. The data generated will be used, along with measurements from field-based Climate Observatories, to evaluate local climate impacts and inform decision makers.
Bard College Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water: Community Science Lab Technician applications being reviewed after January 4 (rolling)
The Lab Technician will work with the Director of the OSUN Community Science Coalition and the Director of the Community Science Lab to support teaching and research activities that utilize the Community Science Lab core facility instrumentation (e.g., DNA sequencer, real-time PCR, carbon analyzer, ion chromatography). Building on the strengths of the Bard Center for the Study of Land, Air, and Water, the Community Science Coalition supports community science projects through its Community Science Lab. This core lab facility conducts environmental testing in response to community concerns. The data generated will be used, along with measurements from field-based Climate Observatories, to evaluate local climate impacts and inform decision makers.
NEIWPCC/Hudson River Estuary Program: Intern – Climate Change & Justice application due January 12
The successful candidate will assist with communications, outreach and engagement on climate change and diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) as it relates to watershed management strategies for the estuary. The intern will report to the Hudson River Estuary Program’s team leader for climate change projects. These include assisting the state’s Climate Smart Communities certification program and Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The position will be based in the NYS DEC Region 3 office in New Paltz, NY with a substantial component of the work being performed remotely.
Stormwater Coalition of Albany County: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator applications due January 15
The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County has supported extensive water infrastructure mapping of multiple municipalities; created and used ArcGIS Online form technology; and guided the development of a stormwater internet mapper accessible to all members. The preferred candidate is expected to build off of these past initiatives and harness the best of current technology to create accessible and easily visualized mapped information which reflects a commitment to accuracy. An active familiarity with the Clean Water Act is a plus and the overarching goal is to help Coalition member communities use technology to manage regulatory responsibilities and pro-actively protect and improve water quality within their communities.
Stormwater Coalition of Albany County: Coalition Stormwater Program Technician applications due January 15
The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County has one vacancy for the position of Coalition Stormwater Program Technician. This is a 24 hour per week position with flexible hours, some benefits. The candidate directly assists four municipalities in implementing stormwater permit requirements. Typical activities include dry weather outfall surveys, municipal facility self audits, construction site inspections, and stormwater facility inspections (i.e. ponds, rain gardens, swales, etc.). Other activities include public education, record keeping, mapping, and enforcement research.
NEIWPCC/Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve: Environmental Analyst – Coastal Training Specialist application due January 20
This position will promote informed coastal management and decision‑making by developing a successful Coastal Training Program, translating scientific information, building effective training partnerships, and fostering communication between scientific and coastal management communities; primarily on Hudson River habitats, and climate change effects on the habitats and on riverfront communities. This position is assigned to NYS DEC Region 3, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, NY.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: REU program applications due January 29
The Cary REU program trains a new generation of environmental scientists to advance and translate ecology - science for the future of the planet - through research, application, communication and education. Cary REU students design and carry out independent research projects in ecology, with the support of mentors, fellow students and the rich Institute community of scientists and educators. Science and translational ecology skills are built in workshops, seminars, panel discussions and working on short, authentic communication and teaching activities. REU participants must be current undergraduate students and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Students must be enrolled in a degree program with at least one semester remaining after completion of the summer REU program.
Hudson River Environmental Society: McKeon Research Grant applications due February 8
The McKeon Research Grant is available for High School, Undergraduate and Graduate student research on environmental issues in the Hudson Valley. Grants of up to $1,000 will be given to help defray the cost of summer field work.
USDA: The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program applications due January 11
The Community Forest Program (CFP) is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests that provide community benefits through fee simple acquisition of private forest land. Lands must be private forest that is at least five acres in size, suitable to sustain natural vegetation and at least 75 percent forested. The lands must also be threatened by conversion to non-forest uses, must be offered for sale by a willing seller, and if acquired by an eligible entity, must provide defined community benefits under CFP and allow public access.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF): Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants due January 28
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx, Southern Company and BNSF Railway will award approximately $1.5 million in grants nationwide.
River Network & WaterNow Alliance: Partnership-Building Technical Assistance Grants for Community Group and Water System Collaboration due January 29
Strong and authentic relationships between local community groups and water systems built on trust are vital to achieving equitable and sustainable water systems. River Network will select three community group/water system partnerships that have a shared commitment to growing their partnership and testing out the best practices. They will provide each partnership with $5,000 in funding support and with technical assistance valued at $5,000 to develop and deploy a partnership-building initiative in their community.
FEMA: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) applications due January 29
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. The BRIC program guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.
FEMA: Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Applications due January 29
FEMA has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program to states, local communities, tribes and territories to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation/Environmental Facilities Corporation: Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant applications due February 12
Grants are available for municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality wastewater projects. Successful applicants will use the grant to finance engineering and planning services to produce an engineering report. The goal of the Engineering Planning Grant program is to advance water quality projects to construction and future implementation funding through the CWSRF program, Water Quality Improvement Project grants, or other funding entities. The EPG is administered by DEC and the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and made available through the Governor's Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Application.
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation: Green Innovation Grant Program applications due February 12
Through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process, the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies. The GIGP will provide up to $17 million in grant on a competitive basis 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, and Water Efficiency.
EFC will host a webinar to present information on both the GIGP and Engineering Planning Grant programs on January 13 at 11:00 AM. A recording of the webinar will be available on EFC’s website for those unable to attend the live webinar. This event will provide an overview of GIGP and EPG, as well as guidance on how to apply for grant funds. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Register for the webinar here.