The Municipal Sewer and Water Grant Program aims to provide funding to Ulster County municipalities to support local sewer and water infrastructure needs.  This funding comes from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which was established by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in 2021. 

Available Funding

The total funding available for the Municipal Sewer & Water Grant Program is 5 million dollars. Applications may be made for a maximum of $500,000, which cannot exceed 33% of the total project cost. A maximum of one application that has passed pre-application review will be accepted from each municipality. 


In order to submit the Full Application for funding, a municipality must:

·       Be a municipality within Ulster County
·       Previously submitted a pre-application and received initial project approval.  A maximum of one application that has passed pre-application       review will be accepted from each municipality. 
·       Not started construction - Sewer & Water Projects that have started construction are not eligible for award of SLFRF funds 


The deadline to submit the Full Application and attachments is September 14, 2022 by 3:00pm. 

Click Here to Go to the Submission Page


August 3, 2022

Application Issued

August 3, 2022 to August 31, 2022

Written questions accepted

September 2, 2022

Addendum with Q & A released (as needed)

September 14, 2022

Application Deadline, by 3:00pm

September-October 2022

Committee Review

November – Early December 2022

Notification of Awards

Fall 2022

Contract Resolution approval by the County Legislature

January 2023

Contract signing

Project Completion

Within 18 months of contract signing

Note: A template contract will be made available for review

Contact Information

Questions regarding the program, application process, or technical issues can be submitted via either the contact form on the ARPA projects webpage or directed to:

ARP Division Staff

Department of Finance

244 Fair Street, PO Box 1800

Kingston NY 12401

Email: arp[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Phone: 845-943-6116