The New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) provides competitive grants to help municipalities fund water quality infrastructure projects. WIIA grants are available for wastewater and drinking water projects that protect or improve water quality and/or protect public health. Municipalities may submit applications for multiple projects, including wastewater, sewer and drinking water projects.
A municipality’s project or project phase would be awarded a grant up to $25 million, or 25% of net eligible project costs, whichever is less.
Eligible projects that address emerging contaminants above the State determined Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) would be awarded 60% of net eligible project costs. Others would be awarded the lesser of $3 million or 60% of net eligible project costs.