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ESD Announces Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

Public Forums to learn about the CFA process and how to access the up to $1 billion in economic development funding from agency programs through one application
(September 29, 2011)

ESD Announces Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

Empire State Development today announced the launch of Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshops as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s historic initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through Regional Councils.

In July, Governor Cuomo announced the creation of ten Regional Economic Development Councils to transform New York’s operating model for economic development. As part of the Regional Council initiative, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to serve as the single application economic development projects must complete to be eligible to access the $1 billion in state resources that have been made available to support the Regional Councils. The CFA allows an applicant to access multiple funding sources from dozens of existing programs through one comprehensive application, making it quicker and easier to receive funding.

The CFA workshops will be held throughout the first week in October at over a dozen locations across the state, covering all ten regions. The workshops will include an overview of the application and CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available for economic development projects.

The nine state agencies and authorities whose funding will be made available through the CFA process are Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; and Department of Transportation. Applicants must submit their CFA by October 31, 2011.

In addition, the New York Power Authority and Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) will be using the CFA to implement “Recharge New York,” a new, low-cost power program for New York businesses and not-for-profits. CFAs for Recharge will be due November 30, 2011.

Once the CFA is submitted by the applicant, it goes to the local Regional Council to be reviewed and ranked as part of its strategic planning process.

Application materials and a guidebook are available online at http://nyworks.ny.gov.

Schedule for CFA Workshops:

Finger Lakes Regional Council CFA Workshop Monday, October 3, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A, Flynn Campus Center 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14420 Parking Available in Lot N

Southern Tier Regional Council CFA Workshop Monday, October 3, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Binghamton University University Union Building, Mandela Room C 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850 Parking available Main Entrance from Vestal Parkway (Route 434) in Visitors Lot across from Bartle Library and Parking Garage behind the Couper Administration Building.

Western New York Regional Council CFA Workshop Monday, October 3, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM University at Buffalo, South Campus Allen Hall Theater, Room 107 Allen Hall, Building 31 101 Allen Hall, Buffalo NY 14260 Parking available in Main/Bailey Lot, NFTA lot or Abbot Lot. From I290 take exit 7B (Main Street/Rt 5 West). Travel 3 miles to University.

Long Island Regional Council CFA Workshop Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM SUNY Old Westbury Student Union Building, on main floor (M) 223 Storehill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568 Parking available Campus Center Parking Lot

New York City Regional Council CFA Workshop Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM York College / CUNY Academic Core Building – Room 3D01 94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd (between Archer & Liberty Avenues), Jamaica, NY 11451 Limited parking available for attendees in the main parking lot on Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Dulles State Office Building 11th Floor Conference Room, #3 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 Parking available in nearby Public Parking Lots

Mohawk Valley Regional Council CFA Workshop Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Utica State Office Building Conference Room A& B, 1st Floor 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501 Parking is available Union/Blandina Street Lot

Mid-Hudson Regional Council CFA Workshop Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM The Performing Arts Center - SUNY Purchase College The Upper Lobby of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 Parking Available Lot W1

Capital Region Regional Council CFA Workshop Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Empire State Plaza, Convention Center Concourse Level, Meeting Room 6 279 Madison Avenue (for GPS purposes), Albany, NY 12224 Parking Map at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/BU/BA/Parking/Visitor/Docs/ParkingMap_NWE.pdf

Mohawk Valley Regional Council CFA Workshop Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM SUNY Cobleskill Bouck Ballroom State Route 7, Cobleskill, NY 12043

Mid-Hudson Regional Council CFA Workshop Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sullivan County Community College Seelig Theatre (Building E 100 Level) 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759 Parking available Lot 1

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop Friday, October 7, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center, Warren Ballroom 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Parking available Lots 11 & 12. Located adjacent to Kehoe Administration Building

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop Friday, October 7, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Olympic Center Convention Center, the Lussi Ball Room, 2nd Floor 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946 Parking available Municipal Lot adjacent to Conference Center

Central New York Regional Council CFA Workshop Friday, October 7, 2011 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theatre 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021 Parking available Lot B or C, Spartan Hall Lane

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