Apply for Funding

Funding is available for water quality projects through a wide variety of programs administered by EFC. Click the name of the program for more information about specific eligibility requirements.

ProgramDescriptionDeadline
Clean Water State Revolving FundLow-cost financing that empowers communities to affordably invest in projects that modernize aging sewer systems and protect our State’s abundant natural resources.List your project with EFC by June 14, 2024 for inclusion in the upcoming Intended Use Plan (IUP). For projects in the Annual List of the current IUP, apply for financing on EFC’s Application Portal by June 14, 2024.
Drinking Water State Revolving FundLow-cost financing to help communities affordably invest in drinking water system improvements.List your project with the Department of Health by June 14, 2024 for inclusion in the upcoming DWSRF Intended Use Plan. For projects in the Annual List of the current IUP, apply for financing on EFC’s Application Portal by June 14, 2024.
Water Infrastructure Improvement and Intermunicipal GrantsCompetitive grants that empower municipalities to undertake water quality projects crucial to safeguarding public health, protecting the environment, bolstering climate readiness, and promoting economic development. The application period is currently closed.
Green Resiliency GrantsGrants to flood-prone communities to support green infrastructure projects such as green roofs, green streets, and permeable pavement.Apply by August 16, 2024 on EFC’s Application Portal.
Green Innovation Grant ProgramCompetitive grants to support projects across the state that utilize green stormwater infrastructure design and green technologies.The application period is currently closed.
Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning GrantsPlanning grants help communities prepare to apply for grants and financing through the CWSRF. Planning grants help fund the development of an engineering report, which is required in the EFC financing application process. EPGs help municipalities advance fiscally sound and well-designed projects to construction.The application period is currently closed.
Asset Management ProgramMunicipalities that are selected to participate in this program work directly with an engineering firm to develop and implement an Asset Management Plan. Using defined procedures to inventory, assess, and track infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, improving its longevity and supporting municipal planning.More information is available on DEC’s website.
Clean Vessel Assistance ProgramReimbursement grants to marinas for the installation, renovation & replacement of pumpout stations.Ongoing
Septic System Replacement ProgramFunding to counties to help homeowners and small businesses replace cesspools and septic systems.Homeowners and small businesses should reach out to their local program contact.