2021 Awards

Awardees for Round XI of the Regional Council Economic Development Initiative



List of Awardees

The initial round of priority projects was recommended by each region because of their project readiness and alignment with each region's strategic plan.

$81 Million Awarded

Thus far in Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, over $81 million in ESD Capital Grants are being awarded to the first batch of 97 shovel-ready projects that will help stimulate New York's post-pandemic recovery.

As we move forward from the pandemic we are using the rolling grant process to build New York State back better by supporting shovel-ready projects with the potential to accelerate new investments and catalyze economic growth in every community.

- Kathy Hochul Governor

View award information and videos from past award ceremonies.

    Apply for Funding

    The application for Empire State Development grant funds remains open, and applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants with strong, shovel-ready projects can apply through the Consolidated Funding Application.