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Grants, Funding, Programs

Across the state, there are many organizations with available funding and technical support to help aid your sustainability initiatives. Below you will find a collection of the current available funding and support programs. Please use the eligibility key to find out which programs apply to your business. Note that funding marked with the CFA icon is eligible to apply to through the Consolidated Funding Application Learn More.


Environmental Investment Program (EIP)
The Environmental Investment Program (EIP) is a financial assistance program to help businesses capture the economic benefits associated with pollution prevention, waste reduction, re-use and recycling. The program provides capital, technical assistance, and research and development awards that expand the ability to recycle solid and industrial waste into higher value products, or reduce pollution and waste at the point of generation.

Due Date: Continuous




The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP)
The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies. GIGP-funded projects may be found from Buffalo to the end of Long Island, and range from rain gardens to stream "daylighting" projects.

Due Date: Continuous

Federal Green Challenge: EPA
The Federal Green Challenge is a national effort under US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, challenging EPA and other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the Federal Government's environmental impact. Federal offices or facilities start their participation by selecting a minimum two of the six target areas —waste, electronics, purchasing, energy, water, or transportation. At least one of the selected target areas must be waste, electronics, or purchasing. Members commit to an improvement goal of at least 5% per year in their selected target areas. Participants get access to the EPA's technical assistance and resources to implement your initiatives and receive awards and recognition for accomplishments.


Industrial Finance Program
The Industrial Finance Program (IFP) assists clients in managing their wastes, control pollution, building and improving drinking water, waste water and solid waste facilities, and complying with environmental regulations. IFP low-cost loans are financed through proceeds of special obligation revenue bonds issued by Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and are backed by the credit of the borrower. Through IFP, EFC has loaned over $740 million to New York businesses for projects that manage waste, control pollution, and build drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities to help clients comply with environmental regulations.