2021 Award Recipients of the Green Innovation Grant Program

Region Applicant Project Name Award Amount Environmental Justice Area Description
Capital District Albany Water Board Hackett Boulevard Constructed Wetlands  $1,250,000 Yes The Albany Water Board will use GIGP funds to install bioretention and a constructed wetland. These green infrastructure practices will treat stormwater and protect the water quality of the Hudson River.
Mid-Hudson The Mulford Corporation Greening Municipal Housing to Reduce Stormwater Impacts in Yonkers $900,000 Yes The Mulford Corporation will use GIGP funds to install bioretention, stormwater street trees and downspout disconnection to treat stormwater at a six Municipal Housing Authority Projects in the City of Yonkers.
Capital District South End Development LLC The Seventy-Six: South End Development $2,345,000 Yes The South End Development Seventy-Six project will use GIGP funds to install bioretention, a green roof, and a rainwater harvest and reuse system. These green infrastructure practices will reduce stormwater runoff in the City of Albany, and protect the water quality of the Hudson River.
Capital District Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1 Biosolids Facility $2,000,000 Yes The Saratoga County Sewer District project will use GIGP funds to reduce energy consumption at their Wastewater Treatment Plant through biogas production created by new digesters.
Long Island City of Long Beach Water Meter Replacement $2,000,000 Yes The City of Long Beach will use GIGP funds to upgrade existing water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology. This project will reduce water loss throughout the City of Long Beach.
Western New York Town of Pomfret Water Meters $135,000 No The Town of Pomfret will use GIGP funds to install water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure. This project will increase water conservation by collecting more frequent and accurate readings.
Central New York City of Fulton Pathfinder Canal Towpath Trail on Davis-Standard Waterfront $1,030,000 Yes The City of Fulton will use GIGP funds to install bioretention, porous pavement and a riparian buffer to treat stormwater along the Erie Canal.
Western New York Barcalo Buffalo LLC Barcalo Manufacturing Plant Green Infrastructure $530,000 Yes Barcalo Buffalo will use GIGP funds to install bioretention, stormwater street trees, a green roof, as well as a harvest and reuse system at their new mixed use development project. The green infrastructure practices will help to improve the water quality in the City of Buffalo.
Finger Lakes Town of Seneca Falls Water Efficiency  $1,285,000 Yes The Town of Seneca Falls will use GIGP funds to replace existing water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology. This project will increase water efficiency in the Town.
Central New York Village of Pulaski Water Meters $285,000 No The Village of Pulaski will use GIGP funds to install water meters with Advanced Meter Reading technology. This project will record water usage in previously unmetered areas of the Village.
Western New York Erie County Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park Green Infrastructure Parking Lot $1,305,000 Yes Erie County will use GIGP funds to install bioretention, stormwater street trees and porous pavement at the Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park. The green infrastructure practices will help improve the water quality in the City of Buffalo.
Mohawk Valley Village of Mohawk Fulmer GreenPlain Floodplain Restoration Minnow Brook Phase  $1,550,000 Yes The Village of Mohawk will use GIGP funds to restore the floodplain of Minnow Brook. This project will further protect the resiliency of the Fulmer Creek watershed.
Finger Lakes Town of Batavia Water Meter Replacement $730,000 No The Town of Batavia will use GIGP funds to replace existing water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology. These replacements will reduce water consumption in the Town.
Southern Tier Village of Sidney New Water Meters $480,000 Yes The Village of Sidney will use GIGP funds to install water meters equipped with Advanced Meter Reading technology. These new meters will encompass the entire Village, which is currently unmetered.
Finger Lakes City of Rochester Water Meter Replacement Program $335,000 Yes The City of Rochester will use GIGP funds to replace existing meters with Advanced Meter Reading technology. These meters will increase accuracy and reduce water loss in the City.
Western New York Buffalo Sewer Authority Bird Island Treatment Facility Steam and Boiler System Energy Project $2,925,000 Yes The Buffalo Sewer Authority will use GIGP funds to increase energy efficiency and reduce the use of natural gas at the Bird Island Treatment Facility. This project will provide energy and cost savings to the City of Buffalo.
New York City Green-Wood Cemetery Stormwater Initiative $1,775,000 No Green-Wood Cemetery will use GIGP funds to install bioretention and a harvest and reuse system. This project will reduce stormwater runoff to the surrounding combined sewer areas, while also decreasing the potable water usage from the New York City Water Supply System.