Regional Economic Development Councils

Transforming New York’s approach to economic development, spurring growth from the ground up and creating jobs across New York.

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    Key Documents

    These are key documents that our users find most helpful.

    • Guidebook/Applications

      2017 REDC Guidebook

      Learn more about the competition for the seventh round of REDC awards with up to $800 million to fund regional priority.
    • Guidebook/Applications

      2017 CFA Available Resources

      Read more about each agency’s grant programs, including eligibility, scoring criteria, applicant requirements, and agenc
    • Guidebook/Applications

      2017 CFA Application Guide

      A step-by-step guide on applying through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) and how to use the online applicatio
    • $5.4 Billion

      Since 2011, the first year of the initiative, over $5.4 billion has been awarded to more than 6,300 projects.
    • 220 Thousand

      These projects are projected to create and retain more than 220,000 jobs statewide.

    Through the Regional Economic Development Councils, we have replaced the ‘one-size fits all’ approach to economic growth with a ‘ground-up’ strategy that focuses on cooperation and investing in regional assets to generate opportunity.

    - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo