GRANTS AND RESOURCES:
New York State Urban Forestry Council: Quick Start Grant Funds due February 14
The intent of this grant is to help municipalities establish a community forestry program and move toward becoming a Tree City USA community. Communities (and not-for-profits that work with communities) can apply for up to $1,000 funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program.
Bank of America: Community Resilience Grant Program due February 21
Bank of America and the Arbor Day Foundation have partnered to create the Bank of America Community Resilience Grant Program. This $50,000 grant opportunity is designed to amplify resiliency projects within low-to-moderate income (LMI) neighborhoods, increasing green infrastructure in the areas that need it most.
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program: Trees for Tribs application due March 1
The Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Program offers free native trees and shrubs to plant along streams in the Hudson River estuary watershed. Applicants must complete an application, and if the project is selected, recruit volunteers for planting, and maintain the site after the planting is complete. Program staff can help you with a planting plan and work with your volunteers.
NOAA: Environmental Literacy Grants due March 26
Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience. The goal of this funding opportunity is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.
Patagonia: Corporate Grants Program applications due April 30
Patagonia’s Corporate Grants Program supports small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. They help local groups that work to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.
Hudson River Estuary Program/New York State Water Resources Institute: Water Resource Specialist, application due February 14
The position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team charged with managing and protecting the Hudson Estuary and its watershed through science, outreach, and partnerships targeting both the main-stem Hudson River and specific tributaries of concern. A primary focus will be to assess and characterize water quality in the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the possible interactions of the Mohawk and upper Hudson River watersheds. As an integral member of the Estuary Program and WRI team, the position will assist in identifying threats to the full use of the Hudson River Estuary and watershed, while helping to develop and implement corrective actions to address impacts and concerns.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County: Stream Barrier Assessment Technician, application due February 27
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County is seeking a temporary Stream Barrier Assessment Technician to assist in implementing a watershed scale, multi-objective road-stream crossing assessment (geomorphic compatibility, aquatic organism passage, structural condition, hydraulic capacity). This is a temporary, full-time (40hrs/week), partially benefits eligible position. The preferred candidate will work for approximately 25 weeks from April to September, 2020.
Housatonic Valley Association positions
Housatonic Valley Association has 2 internships and a crew leader position available for the summer 2020 field season. See link for details on each position.
FUNDING FOR STUDENT RESEARCH:
Hudson River Foundation: Tibor T. Polgar Fellowships application due February 10
The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a student research program conducted through the Hudson River Foundation in cooperation with NYS DEC. This program provides a summertime grant ($5,000 for each fellowship) and research funds (up to $1,500) for eight college students (undergraduate or graduate) to conduct research on the Hudson River. The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.
Hudson River Environmental Society: McKeon Research Grant Application due February 10
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.
NYWEA: N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship application due February 28
Applications are being accepted for the N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship. In honor of the former Director of DEC's Division of Water, up to $5,000 in scholarships is available to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality who show a commitment to government service.
Hudson River Foundation: Mark B. Bain Fellowships application due March 10
In 2020, the Foundation will award up to six full-time research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. A fellowship awarded to a doctoral student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, in an amount of up to $19,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000. A fellowship awarded to a master’s level student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, in an amount of up to $15,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000.