Green Innovation Grant Program

For water quality projects that mitigate climate change
Green Innovation Grant Program
Promoting green infrastructure practices

Through the Governor's Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process, 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, and Water Efficiency. 

Green Practices Grants are awarded to eligible projects that implement of one or more of the following green practices

Awarded Projects
Evaluation Criteria

Applications are evaluated based on program criteria. You are strongly encouraged to work with your Regional Economic Development Council to align your project with regional goals and priorities.

Grant Recipients

Since its inception in 2009, 255 projects, worth $202 million have been awarded. In 2020, 70 percent of GIGP projects were awarded to projects serving Environmental Justice communities. 

The Application Process
The Application Process is Now Closed
Learn how to apply for future rounds of funding.