Habitat Restoration Grants


The Comprehensive Restoration Plan (CRP) and Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan are blueprints to protect existing habitat and restore or enhance ecological characteristics of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and Hudson River watershed. Each plan is organized around 12 Target Ecosystem Characteristics (TECs) that together define the structure, function and biological diversity of a restored estuary. To implement these plans, the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program and its partners have been advancing projects throughout the estuary. More than 300 sites can be located using HEP’s interactive Restoration Activity Map.

Advancing Habitat Restoration in Disadvantaged Communities

There is not a currently open RFP. Please check again in Fall 2024 for more information.

The New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program is requesting proposals to support enhancement of sites recognized in the Hudson Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan (HRE CRP) or similar community-supported plans that are located in and serve residents of a disadvantaged community. HEP has adopted a definition of disadvantaged communities identified from the federal, state, and local perspective that can be explored using our mapping tool.

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Hudson River Foundation