We’re funding a more sustainable New York State. The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) was established to give businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and communities across the Empire State the resources and expertise they need to realize the benefits of sustainability.

Who is eligible for funding?

Businesses, nonprofits, community groups, municipalities, and similar organizations that are registered with New York State are eligible for sustainability assistance funding through NYSP2I.

Funding Sources

Funding allocation through NYSP2I is made possible through New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Funding opportunities

Advanced solutions and project support

NYSP2I’s extended technical assistance is available to New York companies at a cost-effective rate.

Key aspects of NYSP2I project support

  • funding covered by New York State: significant subsidy of project expenses
  • average cost: $15–$50K
  • project length: 3–6 months
  • post-project reporting period: 3–5 years

Business benefits of NYSP2I project support

  • access to expertise to industry-experienced engineers, technicians, and environmental scientists
  • cost savings through more efficient resource use
  • higher job retention rates
  • opportunities for job creation
  • reduced waste generation
  • tax benefit—project costs are considered non-capital

Learn more about working with NYSP2I

Fast-track troubleshooting and assistance

Businesses that need immediate support for solving specific technical issues can access NYSP2I’s resources and facilities on a fast-track basis. One-off solutions are often completed at no charge to our clients, so long as the work

  • can be completed in a day or less; and
  • it does not require new resources (like materials and research).

Education and training

NYSP2I offers a wide range of workshops and training opportunities to help our clients realize the financial and operational benefits of sustainability

Learn more about NYSP2I’s workshop and training services

Community outreach

Learn more about NYSP2I’s Community Grants Program