Round 5 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative will launch on Friday, September 15

Western New York

Upcoming CFA Workshops

CFA Workshop Schedule
2:00PM - 4:30PM
Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia
1:30PM - 4:00PM
Buffalo, Buffalo State College

Consolidated Funding Application
Public Information Sessions

Can't make it to one of the CFA workshops in Fredonia or Buffalo? The following information sessions will provide another opportunity to learn more about the available funding programs, selection criteria, and how to access the 2017 Regional Council opportunities using the online application system.

Friday, May 19th Tuesday, May 23rd Wednesday, May 31st
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conference Center Niagara Falls – Porter/DeVeaux Alfred University – Franklin W Olin Building - Room 302 Holiday Valley Resort - Main Lodge - Birdie Room, 2nd Floor
101 Old Falls Street 1 Saxon Drive 6557 Holiday Valley Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 Alfred, NY 14802 Ellicottville, New York 14731
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC)
Next Regional Council Meeting

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Center for Genetics and Pharmacologyt
Zebro Family Conference Room
670 Virginia Street
Buffalo NY, 14263


Lake Ontario Relief and Recovery
$45 million in relief to homeowners, small businesses, farms, not-for-profit organizations, homeowner associations, owners of multiple dwellings, and local governments.

Upcoming CFA Workshops

CFA Workshop Schedule
1:30PM - 4:00PM
Buffalo, Buffalo State College

Division of Minority and Women's Business Development logo

If you have any questions about MWBE Opportunities and Certification, please contact:

Geraldine Ford
Office of Contractor & Supplier Diversity
716-846-8205 |



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2014 Progress Report



Programs & Opportunities

Assistance available for small & mid-sized manufacturing companies. Click to learn more

Craft Beverage Grant Programs

Promotional Funds to Further Raise the Profile of New York's Beverage Producers. Click to learn more

Grants Gateway for Not-For-Profits

All not-for-profits must be prequalified through Grants Gateway to receive State funds. Click to learn more

NY Prize Community Grid Competition

NYSERDA & the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery have up to $40 Million available towards the development of community microgrids. Click to learn more.

START-UP NY offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State. Click to learn more

  • Smart Growth Initiatives in Western New York

    • Buffalo Green Code: City of Buffalo Land Use Plan to guide physical development over the next 20 years, and a new Zoning Ordinance designed to promote investment by simplifying the development process.

    • Metropolitan Transportation Plan: Buffalo Niagara 2050: The regions next Metropolitan Transportation Plan guided by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Transportation Council

    • NYSERDA Cleaner Greener Communities Program: Regional Sustainability Plan sponsored by NYSERDA

    • One Region Forward: Strategy to create & implement a federally recognized Regional Plan for Sustainable Development within Erie & Niagara Counties

    • PUSH Blue: Intensive effort to combat combined sewer overflow through the completion of 25 green infrastructure projects in the PUSH Green Development Zone over the next two years, to include rain gardens, green roofs, bios wails and catchment systems.

    • UB 2020: Far-reaching plan for the University at Buffalo to continue to grow as a world-class public research university

  • Workforce Development Initiatives in Western New York

    • Dream It, Do It Western New York: Connects manufacturers with skilled and trained laborers, links students to educational resources, and hosts presentations/events geared toward students exploring careers in technology and manufacturing.

    • Say Yes to Education, Inc.: National non-profit committed to increasing high school and college graduation rates for inner-city youth by providing support to at-risk children and their families.

  • Tourism Initiatives in Western New York

    • Path through History: New York State heritage tourism program designed to guide travelers to unique historic & cultural sites. Read the Strategy for Heritage Tourism in Western New York Vision Plan here

  • Believe your organization should be represented here? Submit your request to the WNY Regional Council by emailing:



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