State Water Grants

Water Infrastructure Improvement & Intermunicipal Grants
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Application Period Now Open

$325 Million Available, Applications due June 14

$325 Million Available This Round

The Environmental Facilities Corporation is now accepting applications for the next round of Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) & Intermunicipal Grant (IMG) funding. There is $325 million available this round, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 14.

Our new video provides a walkthrough of the online application, with helpful tips and information for using the system. EFC held a webinar on Monday, March 4 to review program changes and the application process. A recording is available below. Community Assistance Teams are ready to engage with any community that needs help with its water infrastructure. 

About These Grants
The Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) program provides competitive grants to help municipalities fund critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. The program demonstrates New York State's nation-leading commitment to upgrading water and sewer systems, reducing water pollution, and safeguarding vital drinking water supplies from emerging contaminants and toxic chemicals.

The Intermunicipal Grants (IMG) program is available for both drinking water and wastewater projects that serve multiple municipalities, such as a shared water quality infrastructure project or the interconnection of multiple municipal water systems.
$2.4 Billion Awarded to Critical Water Projects Since 2015