Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is the strategic economic advisory board for the greater Rochester, New York region that includes the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
The main way to seek NYS funding is the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal, which is used for dozens of agency offerings. Some programs are open year-round, but most programs are open during the annual "round" that typically runs from May-July.
Finger Lakes Forward (FLXFWD) is the strategic plan developed by the FLREDC for Governor Cuomo's Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition and was selected by NYS to receive $500 million for a five-year implementation.
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"Finger Lakes Forward: United for Success" is the strategic plan and vision to revitalize the FLX region.
Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live work and raise families.