Funding Categories: Environmental Bond Act

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Funding Categories: Environmental Bond Act

Climate Change Mitigation


Restoration & Flood Risk Reduction

Restoration & Flood Risk Reduction

Not Less Than $1.1 Billion to Protect Communities from Flood Risks

Funding will advance shoreline resiliency projects and support efforts to remove or repair aging dams and to restore fish habitats.

  • Not More Than $250 million for voluntary private property buyouts
  • Not Less Than $100 million to support coastal rehabilitation and shoreline restoration
  • Not Less Than $100 million for local waterfront revitalization projects and projects which address inland flooding
  • $650 million for other projects including:
    • Flood risk reduction projects, such as moving, lifting, or raising flood-prone infrastructure or structures; relocation, repair, or raising flood-prone roads; removal, alteration, or right-sizing dams, bridges, and culverts.
    • Restoration projects, such as floodplain, wetland, and stream restoration; forest conservation; endangered and threatened species projects; or land acquisition

Water Quality Improvement & Resilient Infrastructure


Open Space Land Conservation & Recreation

Open Space Land Conservation & Recreation

Up to $650 Million to Improve Access to and Protect Nature

Bond Act funding will help preserve more lands and grow opportunities for recreation across the State.

  • Not More Than $75 million for fish hatcheries
  • Not Less Than $150 million to farmland protections and easements
  • Not Less Than $300 million for open space land conservation projects
  • $125 million for other projects including:
    • Recreational infrastructure projects, including build-out of State and municipal parks, fish hatcheries, campgrounds, etc.


Additional Funding

Additional Funding

$300 million is also allocated to be used across any of the above categories.