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.
How to Apply for Funding?
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.
New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development
The New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD) - a new division within Empire State Development (ESD) is charged with better aligning workforce development efforts with the needs and priorities of today's employers.
Finger Lakes Forward (FLXFWD) is the strategic plan developed by the FLREDC for New York State'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
New York State'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.