2015 CFA Toolkit

2015 CFA Toolkit

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) gives economic development project applicants expedited and streamlined access to a combined pool of grant money and tax credits from dozens of New York State programs.

The 2015 CFA program dates are yet to be determined however guidance is available from state agency representatives prior to CFA launch. It is recommended that you reach out to the appropriate state agency with any questions regarding project eligibility or funding sources prior to finalizing your CFA.

To engage with state agency representatives, fill out a Letter of Interest (LOI) or contact representatives directly. For general inquiries and application assistance, contact NYS-WNY-REDC@esd.ny.gov or 716-846-8200.

Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to:

Attend CFA Workshops Workshops will be hosted in Western New York to provide an overview of the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. There will be informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available for economic development projects. The training workshops are open to local economic development officials, municipalities, non-profits, businesses and members of the public. Regional Council CFA workshop dates will be posted here when known.
Demonstrate Alignment with Regional Plan Projects must demonstrate alignment with the goals and strategies within the WNY REDC Plan, “A Strategy for Prosperity”. It is highly recommended that applicants review the goals, strategies & criteria for projects in the Strategic Plan, in addition to the slate of previously supported projects in each of the annual Progress Reports. Download the 2014 Progress Report HERE.
View Previously Awarded Projects New York State CFA Awardees from 2011-2014: http://www.nyscfaprojectdata.ny.gov/cfadatatable

Since the launch of the Consolidated Funding Application in 2011, 306 projects have been awarded $273.5 million in CFA funds in Western New York!

Empire State Development
Western New York Regional Office

95 Perry Street, Suite 500, Buffalo New York 14203
716-846-8200 | www.esd.ny.gov

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