Watershed Characterization Technical Assistance

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance is soliciting applications to provide technical assistance to develop watershed characterizations, based on the process outlined in the NYS Department of State and Department of Environmental Conservation Guidebook on Watershed Plans. The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will work with advisory committees from two watersheds within the Hudson River estuary watershed to develop watershed characterizations in 2022 and 2023, which will serve as templates in the future.

This is an application for technical assistance from the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. No funding or match is required from participants. Applicants and advisory committee members will commit their time to support the watershed characterization process.

Roles: The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will facilitate the advisory committee meetings, write the two watershed characterization reports, and manage the overall process. The applicant will identify and confirm advisory committee members. The advisory committee will assist with gathering data to inform the watershed characterization and community engagement to support an inclusive process. Project deliverables include a final watershed characterization report for each watershed, including narrative and maps, along with a final presentation to the participating communities.

Eligibility: Eligible watersheds must: 1) be located within the Hudson River estuary watershed, 2) be HUC 12 size or smaller (based on US Geological Survey delineation), and 3) include at least two local municipalities, in addition to the county or counties. Applicants may be watershed groups, municipalities, or other entities, and must demonstrate local stakeholder support for this project.

Deadline: Fill out the application form by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5 pm.

For More Information: See the full Request for Applications here. Hudson River Watershed Alliance held an informational webinar on this program on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Webinar slides are available here for reference.

This program is supported by funding from the Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, in cooperation with NEIWPCC.

Application Materials

Request for Applications
Application Form
Letter of Support Template
Scoring Sheet