Grant Opportunities


There are a variety of funding sources outside of the Hudson River Foundation and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) that support scientific research, community engagement, planning, and management of the Hudson River and its estuary. Alternate sources of funding are available on a federal, state, and local level.

Listed below are relevant funding opportunities currently accepting applications.

NOAA: Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities — Applications due December 19, 2023

$45 million in funding is available for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Through this funding, NOAA will help support community-driven habitat restoration and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities.

Of the $45 million in funding available, $20 million is specifically available to U.S. federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and organizations that represent tribes through formal legal agreements.

The remaining $25 million will be available to all eligible applicants, to support opportunities for tribes and underserved communities to meaningfully engage in coastal habitat restoration activities.

Raritan Headwaters Association: full-time Watershed Scientist

Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), is a non-profit leader in science, policy and stakeholder-engagement aimed at effective protection and restoration of watershed health. Throughout RHA’s 64-year history as a leader in science-based conservation in New Jersey, RHA has worked in the 470 mile Upper Raritan River headwaters region and with state and national partners to bring water quality science into the decision-making process. As part of a dynamic team of scientists and conservation practitioners, the Watershed Scientist leads RHA’s award-winning Stream Monitoring Program. For more information about RHA’s projects, visit www.raritanheadwaters.org.

Please apply via email with “Watershed Scientist” in the subject line. Send a resume, cover letter and contact info for 3 professional references via email to future@raritanheadwaters.org.

Earth Justice: Staff Scientist -- Applications due October 10, 2023

The Toxic Exposure and Health Program plays a vital role in Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment. This Program’s work focuses on addressing the many ways that people are exposed to and harmed by toxic chemicals, with a special focus on federal regulatory programs like the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Program’s work also intersects with broader efforts to promote healthy communities by addressing issues related to clean air, clean water, pesticides, drinking water, and waste, as well as related issues at the intersection of other areas of programmatic work (like climate and energy and biodiversity).

The Scientist will help develop and execute innovative strategies designed to identify and reduce exposures to toxic chemicals (like lead, PFAS, petrochemicals and pesticides). These include, for example, strategies to: develop the factual basis for obtaining stronger regulation of toxic substances in consumer products and the environment; ensure scientifically rigorous assessments of hazard, exposure, and risk under environmental and public health laws (like TSCA, FIFRA, and the CAA); support the elimination of toxic chemicals and additives in food, food packaging, and consumer products; identify hazards and exposures from petrochemical production and use; and pioneer development of leading-edge laws and policies that can serve as models for states and the federal government. The Scientist will help advance these policies through litigation and policy advocacy at the federal and state levels.

Sloop Clearwater: Winter Maintenance Trainees

Winter Maintenance Trainees join the Clearwater crew for a period of 4-10 weeks during the repair and maintenance season. Under the direction of the captains and mate, trainees will assist in various aspects of winterizing, maintaining, and repairing the Sloop Clearwater and caretaking of the workshop. This includes, but is not limited to, sanding, painting, varnishing, assisting shipwrights, shoveling snow, and cleaning. This is an entry level position. Housing in a shared apartment and food is provided. Crew works approximately 40 hours per week. Stipend is $160/week.

If you would like to apply, please email your resume and cover letter to captains@clearwater.org with the name of the role you are applying to in the subject line.

NYC Parks Urban Field Station: Wetlands Project Associate

NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks.

The Environment and Planning division aims to protect, restore, and expand New York City’s green spaces and natural areas to maximize their benefits for environmental and community health and resilience. The Natural Resources Group’s mission is to protect, restore, expand, and manage New York City’s over 12,000 acres of natural spaces and green infrastructure across the five boroughs, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands.

For more information and to apply email resume and cover letter to Tely Renata: tely.renata@parks.nyc.gov

NYC Parks Urban Field Station: Project Development Coordinator

NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two
million more in parks.

The mission of the Division of Environment and Planning is to protect, restore, expand and manage New York City’s natural spaces and green infrastructure to maximize their benefits to both ecological function and quality of life. The Division is responsible for planning, citywide urban forestry, ecological restoration, and horticulture initiatives. Our core values are: Champion Urban Nature, Apply Science and Embrace Innovation, Be Respectful and Inclusive, and Advance an Ecological Legacy. The New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS), is an urban land management, ecology, stewardship, and conservation research hub and network. The Urban Field Station is a partnership of NYC Parks, the USDA Forest Service, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources: Coordinator of Environmental Resources

Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources is seeking a candidate to work in their fast-paced department to oversee the maintenance of their county parks and carry out the day-today functions. The work is specialized, diverse and can be complex in nature.

This is technical and administrative work involving responsibility for developing and implementing policies with particular emphasis on protecting the environment. In addition, supervision and coordination of a team that has responsibility for the County parks and has responsibility for environmental and sustainability assignments/projects.

If you are interested in this position; please email your resume and cover letter to: LyonJ@co.rockland.ny.us

Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources: Coordinator, Water Resources Management Task Force

The Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management is currently seeking a candidate to perform administrative and technical work that primarily involves coordinating the activities and functions of the Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management. The work includes responsibility for developing and implementing special projects, community outreach, and grant writing.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your resume to PolancAr@co.rockland.ny.us.

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