Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County: Natural Resources Educator - application due May 5
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Natural Resources Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating, research based natural resources educational programs to promote positive stewardship of the environment, addressing issues in water, energy and climate change. The Natural Resources Educator will work with the adults and youth in the community, municipalities and legislators, and will coordinate efforts with other agencies and organizations where applicable, to achieve program goals and objectives. The position includes coordination and facilitation of committees and coalitions, grants management, including budget management, research, and writing reports for funders. Working under the supervision of, and with guidance from, the Association Issue Leader, the Natural Resource Educator develops program goals and objectives, plans of work, applies for and manages funding, within the assigned areas of responsibility.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientists (MH-YES) Program Coordinator - Application due May 6
The Program Coordinator will facilitate preparation and overall functioning of the MH-YES 2022 summer program. During the three-week program, the Coordinator will facilitate day-to-day activities alongside the program mentors, cultivating an organized, supportive, and positive learning environment while the participants perform field research about watershed ecology. The Coordinator is integral to ensuring that MH-YES reaches its programmatic goals while supporting students and mentors in their learning, skill development, and relationship building. After the program concludes, the Coordinator will play an important role in documenting and evaluating the program. The Coordinator will be trained in scientific research and mentoring of high school and undergraduate students, in addition to conducting hands-on lab and field research in aquatic and terrestrial ecology.
NYS DEC: Climate Policy Analyst 1 - Applications due May 6
The Climate Policy Analyst 1 will support implementation of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Tasks will focus on the development of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies identified in the Climate Action Council's Scoping Plan and Integration Analysis, including the writing and enforcement of regulations related to refrigerants. Additional tasks could include management of researchers or other contractors, or development of a greenhouse gas registry or reporting systems. Duties will include engagement with stakeholders and participation in multi-state workgroups established through New York's leadership of the US Climate Alliance. The CPA 1 may be directed to research and report on projects, review data, analyze problems and recommend solutions, communicate with staff from other programs and agencies, engage with stakeholders, and provide written and oral responses to public inquiries.
Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District: Water Resources Engineer - Application due May 13
The Water Resources Engineer will work as a team member with Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District staff to develop and deliver stream restoration and bioengineering projects at the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP). The AWSMP is a cooperative program of Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. This position provides project management, technical expertise and engineering support for water resources related projects undertaken by Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District (UCSWCD). Primary duties include stream restoration design and review, engineering approval and construction oversight of stream stabilization/restoration projects and road-stream crossings. The position will also help manage the work of consultants and contractors performing design work on behalf of UCSWCD.
Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District: District Technician - Application due May 13
The District Technician performs a variety of specialized technical duties as they relate to good conservation practices concerning soil and water resources on public and private lands. The incumbent performs GPS-GIS mapping, stream flow geomorphic assessments, minor agricultural engineering design and construction inspection, the suitability assessment for pond construction and conservation education outreach programs. The incumbent works closely with a diverse group of agencies, constituents, and municipalities.
NEIWPCC & NYS DEC: Environmental Analyst – Source Water Protection - Applications due May 16
NEIWPCC and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are seeking a full-time Environmental Analyst to provide technical assistance and program support for implementing the Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) in Albany, NY. The primary goal of Source Water Protection in New York State is to develop and implement source water protection measures for public water systems throughout the state. The incumbent will be expected to provide guidance, leadership, and input on use of the program’s framework and work towards its improvement.
Hudson River Foundation: Urban Waters Ambassador – Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds Urban Waters Federal Partnership - Application due May 20
The Ambassador will be responsible for connecting federal agencies, local government, scientific/technical expertise, and financial and other resources with the needs of local communities; working with these interests to identify priorities for watershed revitalization and environmental justice; and supporting planning and data collection to achieve those priorities. Specific duties include scheduling regular meetings and conference calls among the partners; undertaking research and planning projects with partners; tracking/reporting progress; pursuing a communications and engagement strategy; and building relationships and capacity to lay a foundation of continued success.
Dominican College: STEM Project Coordinator
Dominican College has an opening for a full-time STEM Project Coordinator for the course of a grant that is renewed annually. This role is responsible for overseeing the STEM project for economically and educationally disadvantaged students in STEM majors. This includes developing, coordinating and implementing curricular and co-curricular initiatives to support these students in earning their STEM degrees and achieving the written objectives of the project and the College’s aims in terms of excellence, leadership, and service.
Groundwork Hudson Valley: Youth Programs Associate
The Youth Programs Associate is a full time position responsible for working with the Youth Programs Manager to coordinate all aspects of Groundwork’s youth programs. The Youth Programs Associate will be responsible for arranging program logistics, including but not limited to travel arrangements, securing supplies, executing on program deliverables, community engagement and outreach, student recruitment, orientation, and tracking of relevant program statistics and metrics. The Youth Programs Associate will report directly to the Youth Programs Manager and help structure, evaluate, consolidate and strengthen current programs and help develop new programs to serve a greater number of youth over time. Projects are accomplished through collective action and goal setting as well as independent project management. The right candidate will also be forward thinking, resourceful and able to anticipate in-field needs before they should arise.
Groundwork Hudson Valley: Youth Crew Leaders
Groundwork is seeking a Youth Crew Leader to assist in all aspects of our Green Team summer youth program. Green Team is a youth employment program focused on developing leadership skills, fostering group dynamics, and nurturing a variety of conservation skill sets to cultivate the community leaders of tomorrow. The Youth Crew Leader will report directly to the Youth Programs Manager. The Youth Crew Leader is an entry level position, providing an opportunity for engaging urban youth in their first experience with environmental conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities. The ideal candidate must be a team player but also be comfortable working independently as well as accepting supervision. The candidate will be forward thinking, resourceful and able to anticipate in-field needs before they arise; share the values and vision of the organization; and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds. Green Team Alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Scenic Hudson: River Cities Community Engagement Organizer
Scenic Hudson is seeking a highly effective, experienced, organized and creative thinker to serve as a Community Engagement Organizer for the organization’s River Cities program. The Community Engagement Organizer will engage in a wide range of activities—including developing strategy, community outreach and organizing, coalition building, and education—to advance Scenic Hudson’s goal of Hudson Valley cities and towns becoming more equitable, economically vibrant, environmentally healthy and reflective of the needs of all people. The Community Engagement Organizer will be a collaborative and dynamic team member who will develop, coordinate and implement organizing strategies related to environmental justice, food access, climate resilience, neighborhood revitalization and urban trails to connect people to the Hudson River and other natural and community resources.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: Environmental Engineering Technician 1 (Seasonal)
Apply today to become a seasonal technician for the lake monitoring and assessment for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Lake Assessment and Monitoring Section (LMAS) is responsible for implementing several monitoring programs, limnological research, data analysis and interpretation, technical support, and public communications. Monitoring programs include the Lakes Classification and Inventory (LCI), Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP), the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program, and Lake Sediment Analysis Programs.
New York State Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP): Director of Water Supply Outreach
The Bureau of Public Affairs and Communications (BPAC) manages the public information, community outreach and legislative affairs of the Agency. It is responsible for all media inquiries, environmental education, special projects and events, production of all public information, both print and electronic, and has responsibility for managing the graphic and photographic needs of all the bureaus. Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Water Supply and the Bureau of Public Affairs Director of Communications, with a high level of independent judgment and decision-making, the selected candidate will serve as the Director of Water Supply Outreach. The selected candidate will design and implement public engagement strategies with key stakeholders such as elected officials, neighborhood associations, environmental advocates and media outlets. The selected candidate will manage, direct, and implement all contact with the media and all information released to the public in the watershed and draft press releases and media advisories. Public engagement topics may include but are not limited to; management of the DEP water supply, The Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction (BEDC) capital projects, the Filtration Avoidance Determination, and watershed recreation. The selected candidate will be required to build and maintain positive relationships with environmental and community stakeholders, elected officials, and local media outlets.
NYS DEC: The Institute Discovering Environmental Scientists (TIDES) and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Mid Hudson Young Environmental Scientists (MH-YES) - Applications due May 13
The Institute Discovering Environmental Scientists (TIDES) and Mid Hudson Young Environmental Scientists (MH-YES) are paid summer field and laboratory science experiences where participants work in teams to conduct water and land-based research along the banks of the Hudson River and local streams. Students work with educators and scientists to formulate scientific questions, gather field and lab data, and do their own analyses. The goal is to help students explore environmental research as something they might want to do in their future studies and work. You are invited to apply to one or both programs and can indicate your interest and availability for the two programs in this application.
GRANTS & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE:
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program: Tributary Restoration and Resiliency - Application Due May 4
The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda works to conserve or improve clean water; fish, wildlife and their habitats; waterway access; the resiliency of communities; and river scenery. DEC provides funding through the Hudson River Estuary Program to implement Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda priorities.To be eligible, projects must conserve and restore aquatic habitat connectivity for American eel and/or river herring found in the tributary streams of the Hudson River estuary watershed. Examples of projects which improve aquatic connectivity are: planning and engineering projects for removal of dams, planning and engineering for culvert mitigation/right-sizing, and initial reconnaissance for feasibility of dam removal.
Hudson River Valley Greenway; Community Grant applications due May 6, September 2, and November 4
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects. This grant program is open to municipalities that are within the designated Greenway area and have adopted a local board resolution to become a designated “Greenway Community.”
Land Trust Alliance: Forest Conservation Easements for Land Trusts Program - Application due May 16
In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, a total of $1.35 million in grant funding is available for DEC to award to eligible, accredited land trusts to purchase conservation easements on forested land for the purpose of protecting these lands from future development. The goal of the grant program is to increase the pace of forest land conservation to keep forests as forests and combat climate change. Applicants may apply for up to $350,000 to fund the acquisition of conservation easements on forest land in New York State. To apply, a 25% match of grant funding requested is required and land trusts must be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
The Nature Conservancy: New York Flood Adaptation Grant Writing Capacity Program - Applications due May 25
The Nature Conservancy will provide grant preparation and writing capacity to New York communities that are pursuing funding for flood adaptation and mitigation projects that align with one of our three priorities: 1. Protecting natural (i.e., undeveloped) floodplains from new development. This can be achieved through policy and regulation or direct acquisition of floodplain land. 2. Assisting communities that choose to voluntarily relocate away from flood prone areas and restore original floodplain habitat and function (i.e., managed retreat). This is often achieved through federal, state, or local voluntary home buyout programs. 3. Accommodating water by permanently upgrading infrastructure to withstand temporary periods of inundation –with a focus on road-stream crossings (i.e., culverts) which can provide benefits for fish and wildlife.This program aims to help municipalities develop successful flood adaptation and mitigation grant applications and for municipal staff and partners to develop capacity for navigating the funding landscape.
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program: Local Stewardship Planning - Applications due June 1
Approximately $600,000 is available for Local Stewardship Planning. The minimum award amount is $10,500 and the maximum award amount is $50,000. To apply to the Local Stewardship Planning RFA please visit NYS Grants Gateway and search for Hudson River Estuary or Local Stewardship Planning (Round 36). This RFA is designed to help local organizations and communities advance four categories of projects and programs through planning, feasibility studies, and/or design:
- Creating climate vulnerability assessments, adaptation plans, and strategies for waterfront communities in the Hudson River estuary watershed to adapt to climate risks like flooding, sea-level rise, heat, and drought, including using natural and nature-based solutions and considering social equity.
- Engineering Plans/Designs to make water infrastructure more resilient to flooding and/or sea-level rise.
- Planning for conservation of natural resources by creating a natural resources inventory, open space inventory/index, open space plan, conservation overlay zone, open space funding feasibility study, or connectivity plan.
- Water Quality Monitoring, Watershed Characterization, and Water Quality Improvement Planning and Design
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program: River Education - Applications due June 1
Approximately $600,000 is available to support projects to enhance education about the estuary along the tidal waters of the Hudson and make opportunities to learn about the Hudson River Estuary more accessible. The minimum grant award is $10,500, and the maximum grant amount is $75,000. To apply to the River Education RFA please visit NYS Grants Gateway and search for Hudson River Estuary or River Education (Round 37). Locally-based facilities for learning about the Hudson River Estuary are eligible, including New York Harbor (planning, programming and/or construction) Projects can be to plan, design, equip, and/or construct exhibits, as well as improve programs, materials, and visitor experiences to be used for education of students, families, tourists, and residents. Intensive environmental science research programs for young adults are also eligible. The goal of this project type is to provide an opportunity for people who may have barriers to accessing research opportunities to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as it applies to conservation of the environment, particularly the estuary and its ecosystem.
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program: River Access - Applications due June 1
Approximately $300,000 is available in the RFA for River Access for projects along the shoreline of the Hudson estuary, including the tidal portion of its tributaries, to improve access to the Hudson estuary for boating, fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife-related recreation on the estuary for people of all abilities, including people with disabilities The minimum grant award is $10,500 and the maximum grant amount is $75,000. To apply to the River Access RFA please visit NYS Grants Gateway and search for Hudson River Estuary or River Access (Round 38). Eligible projects include Assessing, Planning, and Implementation for Access Site Resiliency to Flooding and Sea Level Rise; Assessing, Planning for, and Implementing Accessibility Improvements for People with Disabilities; and Regional Plans for River Access. Applicants may apply for plans or designs, or development of handbooks, which provide regional approaches for improving access to the Hudson River estuary, including regional approaches to storm resiliency and/or to accessibility for people of all abilities.
Open Space Institute (OSI): Land and Climate Catalyst Planning Grants - Applications due June 8
OSI’s Catalyst Program currently focuses on addressing the following climate issues: habitat resilience, forest carbon storage, and sequestration, and community resilience to climate impacts such as flooding. We support conservation groups and communities by offering planning grants and technical assistance, authoring guidance documents, and hosting workshops. Through a collaboration between Open Space Institute and Land Trust Alliance, $300,000 in funding is available in the 2022 grant round to help land trusts, other not-for-profit organizations, and state and federally recognized Tribes integrate climate science into strategic land protection plans or forest stewardship plans.
NEIWPCC and NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program: 2022 Restoration of Watershed Connectivity - Applications due June 10
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), in partnership with New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), is inviting proposals for projects prepare communities to restore aquatic habitat connectivity for herring and eel, reduce localized flood risks, and improve conditions on Hudson River estuary tributaries. The purpose of the funding is to develop regional municipal management plans and designs to improve inadequate road-stream crossings focused on priority sites for flood mitigation and/or stream habitat for fish in multiple municipalities. The "Restoration of Watershed Connectivity and Improved Road Infrastructure" RFP with application requirements and instructions on how to apply is available on NEIWPCC's website.
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH): Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) - Applications due June 17 and August 31
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) are pleased to announce the availability of funds in support of CWSRF and DWSRF eligible projects for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2022 and 2023. The CWSRF and DWSRF programs are available to municipalities and certain non-municipal entities in New York State to finance water quality and drinking water related projects. Eligible projects for which the required items have been submitted by the deadlines below will be listed in the CWSRF and DWSRF 2023 Draft IUPs or an amended 2022 IUP, as appropriate. Funding is now available from the CWSRF and DWSRF programs through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a five-year program approved by Congress and signed by the President in November 2021.
NYS DEC: 2022 Climate Smart Communities Grant Program - Applications due July 29
The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Grant program was established in 2016 to provide 50/50 matching grants to cities, towns, villages, and counties of the State of New York for eligible climate change mitigation, adaptation, and planning and assessment projects. Funds are available for two broad project categories - implementation and certification. The first project category supports implementation projects related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (mainly outside the power sector) and climate change adaptation. The second supports planning and assessment projects aligned with Climate Smart Communities certification actions.
NYS DEC: Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIP) - Applications due July 29
WQIP funds implementation projects to improve water quality or protect a drinking water source. Eligible project types include: wastewater treatment improvement, non-agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control, land acquisition for source water protection, salt storage, and aquatic connectivity restoration. For full program details and requirements, including maximum award amounts, required match, and project type descriptions, view DEC's WQIP webpage.
Upcoming Webinar on Land Acquisition Funding for Source Water Protection:
Join NYS DEC during one of two information sessions to learn more about the WQIP Program - Land Acquisition Projects for Source Water Protection, which is focused on acquiring and protecting lands that are critical to safeguard a source of drinking water. Both informational sessions contain the same information to provide greater accessibility.
Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00 PM, Time. Register here
Tuesday, May 31st at 1:00 PM. Register here
NYS DEC: Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning and MS4 Mapping Grant (NPG) - Applications due July 29
NPG funds production of planning reports for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects and mapping of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). For full program details and requirements, including maximum award amounts, required match, and eligible grant categories, view DEC's NPG webpage.
NYS EFC: Engineering Planning Grant Program - Applications due July 29
Engineering Planning Grants help fund the development of an engineering report, which are required in the EFC financing application process. Grants are available to help municipalities jump start their work early on with funding for initial planning, so they can be better prepared to seek financing to help them complete their wastewater, sewer and water quality projects. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to municipalities to help fund an engineering report. Up to $3 million has been made available for this round of grant funding.
NYS EFC Green Innovation Grant Program - Applications due July 29
The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique EPA-designated green stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies. Competitive grants are awarded annually 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, Water Efficiency and Environmental Innovation.
NYS DEC: Regenerate New York Forestry Cost Share Grant Program applications due October 7
The purpose of this grant program is to support the regeneration of forests so they may continue to deliver vital services such as mitigating climate change, protecting air and water quality, and supporting the economy. Young forests in New York face many challenges today that did not exist a century ago, the most significant being wide-spread damage caused by increased white-tailed deer populations and competition from invasive vegetation. Active management of the land is essential to ensure the survival of young trees and allow forests to become established or renew themselves, but this can be an overwhelming and expensive task. Through Regenerate NY, landowners can apply for financial assistance for projects on their land that support the establishment and renewal of healthy forests. This is a cost share reimbursement program, so all costs must be incurred by the landowner or fiscal sponsor before they can be reimbursed.
New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health: Applications for Free Technical Assistance for Municipalities on Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) (rolling)
The Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) is a state-run program created to assist municipalities with proactively protecting their drinking water sources. The goal is to help municipalities develop and implement their own unique drinking water source protection plan for the source(s) of their drinking water. In order to do so, the State is looking for communities to work with a technical assistance provider (TA provider), free of charge, to develop a DWSP2 Plan for their source of drinking water. TA providers will work with the community every step of the way, using the DWSP2 Framework, to develop a community specific DWSP2 Plan. As a result of this program, participating municipalities can use their newly developed DWSP2 plan to start implementing protection measures.