Consolidated Funding

2019 Consolidated Funding Application Funding Opportunities

2019 Consolidated Funding Application Funding Opportunities
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Overview

In 2011, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth.

The grant application process for New York State's various economic development agencies has been streamlined as a result of the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The CFA enables businesses and other entities to apply to multiple agency funding sources through a single, web-based application. This year, there are community and economic development resources from over 30 programs available through 11 state agencies including Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; New York Power Authority; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Agriculture & Markets, and Council on the Arts.

NYS Homes and Community Renewal has announced available funding from several Office of Community Renewal programs including: New York Main Street (NYMS), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Microenterprise, Public Facilities, Public Infrastructure, and Community Planning. 

 

Application Information

Application materials will be available beginning May 1, 2019Applications must be submitted by Friday July 26, 2019 by 4:00 pm.

Applicants for CDBG funds are required to meet Citizen Participation requirements by issuing a public notice and holding a public hearing prior to submitting an application, and NYMS program applicants must provide a formal resolution in support of the application from the municipality in which the project is located. Evidence of these requirements is a threshold item for application eligibility. 

Project activities must not commence prior to award and approval of environmental materials by the Office of Community Renewal.


Please visit the Regional Economic Development Councils website for more information about the Regional Councils and Consolidated Funding Application Process: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/.

New York Main Street Program

Funding Available: Up to $6.2 million  
New York Main Street Building Renovations

The New York Main Street (NYMS) program provides resources to invest in economic development and housing opportunities in downtown, mixed-use commercial districts. A primary goal of the program is to stimulate reinvestment and leverage additional funds to establish and sustain downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts. Units of Local Government or organizations incorporated under the NYS Not-for-Profit Corporation Law may apply for matching grants to assist New York's communities with Main Street and downtown revitalization efforts. Recipients may award these matching grants to reimburse building owners for renovations to downtown mixed-use buildings.

 

For additional forms and information please visit: https://hcr.ny.gov/new-york-main-street#funding-round-materials

Community Development Block Grant

Funding Available: Up to $20 million
2019 CDBG CFA Programs
  • Community Planning
  • Microenterprise
  • Public Facilities
  • Public Infrastructure

The Office of Community Renewal administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the State of New York. The NYS CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000, in order to develop viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing, and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

 

For additional forms and information please visit: https://hcr.ny.gov/community-development-block-grant#forms-and-documents

2019 CFA Funding Opportunities

The Office of Community Renewal recognizes that New York's smaller communities must have an economy that encourages business development and promotes jobs for low- and moderate-income persons.  Through the Office of Community Renewal's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development program, the Office of Community Renewal provides grants to communities that wish to sponsor economic development activities that create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income persons.  The goal of the program is to fund projects that result in high quality, full-time jobs that are well paying and provide benefits and training to low- and moderate-income persons.

The NYS CDBG Economic Development program consists of three funding activities: 
Economic Development, Small Business Assistance, and Microenterprise.  Eligible applicants must apply on behalf of the business seeking CDBG funds. Awards are made to the applicant community and not directly to businesses.  Economic development funds are flexible and can be used for most legitimate business purposes.

The CDBG Economic Development and Small Business Assistance Applications continue to operate through an Open Round process in the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal. The Open Round applications involve a two-step process. First, an applicant must complete a preliminary application called the Pre-Submission Form. The Pre-Submission Form will be reviewed by the Office of Community Renewal. If the Pre-Submission form meets CDBG program requirements, the applicant will receive a formal invitation to apply. The invitation to apply will allow the applicant to proceed to the second step, the full application. An applicant must complete the full application in the CFA portal within 60 days of the invitation to apply.

The Open Round process for CDBG Economic Development and Small Business Assistance do not share the CFA deadline. Open Round applications may be submitted throughout the year. A CFA request for CDBG Economic Development or Small Business Assistance cannot include requests for other funding sources within the same application.

Applicants for NYS CDBG funds are required to meet Citizen Participation requirements by issuing a public notice and holding a public hearing prior to submitting an application.  Evidence of these requirements is a threshold item for application eligibility.

Project activities must not commence prior to award and approval of environmental materials by the Office of Community Renewal.


Application Kit for Economic Development and Small Business Assistance