Environmental Bond Act Listening Tour Begins
The educational listening tour is part of the State's commitment to a collaborative and transparent process in the delivery of Bond Act funds.
$425M Available for Critical Water Infrastructure Projects
Bolstered by the first spending under the Environmental Bond Act, $425 million is available for the next round of WIIA & IMG program funding.
Bond Act Statewide Educational Listening Tour Launches
Governor Hochul announces a statewide tour for the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act.
Environmental Bond Act Overview
On November 8, 2022, New Yorkers overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposition to make $4.2 billion available for environmental and community projects. State agencies, local governments, and partners can access funding to protect water quality, help communities adapt to climate change, improve resiliency and create green jobs.
Bond Act Funding will support new and expanded projects across the State to safeguard drinking water sources, reduce pollution, and protect communities and natural resources from climate change.
Advancing Environmental Justice
At least 35%, with a goal of 40%, of the funds’ benefits disadvantaged communities significantly impacted by environmental challenges.
Mitigating Climate Change
Bond Act investments will help municipalities reimagine, redesign and rebuild to withstand future severe storms and flooding.
Bond Act investments will promote job creation by supporting an estimated 84,000 jobs and include significant labor provisions.
By the Numbers
Funding will go towards climate change mitigation, flood risk reduction, water quality improvement, and open space land conservation.