New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner
Basil Seggos today announced that $450,000 is now available in the first round
of the State's new 'Regenerate NY' Forestry Cost Share Grant Program. The grant
program is designed to assist private landowners growing the next generation of
forests, which are crucial for mitigating climate change, providing wildlife
habitat, protecting air and water quality, and supplying an important renewable
Grant funds are available through New York State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and managed by DEC's Division of Lands and Forests. Private landowners who own between 10 and 1,000 acres of forest land in New York State may apply for grant awards ranging from a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $50,000, with a required 25 percent match. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, planting trees, soil scarification, removing competing vegetation that would interfere with seedling establishment and growth, and installation of deer fence. Applicants must work with a private forester to develop their project. Up to two applications may be submitted per applicant, provided the applications are for separate properties.
Applications can be submitted through the NYS Grants Gateway and will be accepted until 3 p.m. on October 8, 2021, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants need to establish an account in the Grants Gateway System. During the COVID-19 emergency, only registrations submitted via email will be accepted. Per Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.7, NYS notarization services may be performed remotely using audio-visual technology. Please contact a notary for additional information and instructions. Once registered, applicants can search the Grants Gateway for "Regenerate NY." DEC is holding a webinar for interested applicants on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. For instructions on how to access the webinar via phone or computer, or for details about the grant opportunity including application criteria, visit DEC's website for more information.
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Last updated May 6, 2021