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Technical Assistance Grants

Purpose

Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) are intended to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities taking place in a community.  TAGs can be used by a recipient to obtain independent technical assistance from a qualified environmental professional in interpreting and understanding environmental information about the nature and extent of contamination at a site and about the proposed and selected remedy and its implementation.  TAGs can also be used for community outreach related to the environmental information.  TAGs can be used at sites that are listed as Class 2 on the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites or sites being remediated under the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program as long as DEC has determined that the site poses a significant threat to human health and the environment. 
 
Applications are accepted continuously and funding is limited to $50,000 per site.   

Eligibility

An eligible applicant must be a community group and meet the following criteria:  be a non-responsible party community group or two or more non-responsible party community groups in partnership; be a not-for-profit corporation having 501(c)(3) status; be a group whose members’ health, economic well-being or enjoyment of the environment may be affected by a release or threatened release of contamination at the eligible site; and, be a group whose membership represents the interests of the community affected by the eligible site. 

Contact

TAG Coordinator
Division of Environmental Remediation
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7012
(518) 402-9711

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