Long Island Regional Economic Development Council

The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) serves as an economic advisory board for the Long Island Region.

Round XIII Regional Economic Development Council Initiative is now Open

Round XIII includes core capital grant and tax-credit funding combined with a wide range of programs from 10 State agencies, including $150 million in grant funds from Empire State Development, available to projects on a continuous basis.  The Councils are encouraged to support projects that advance or address strategic State priorities - including green buildings and sustainable development, child care, distressed communities, and innovative public-private partnerships; those projects, will be eligible for additional award funding.  Please review the documents below for more information. To start a CFA application click here

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    2023 REDC Guidebook

  • Available CFA Resources 2023

    2023 Available CFA Resources Guide

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    2023 CFA Application Manual

2023 Intent to Apply Form - Due Monday, July 10th 4pm

The LIREDC is accepting Intent to Apply Forms from applicants interested in submitting a project through the Regional Council Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The LIREDC is accepting Intent to Apply Forms from interested applicants as a means of identifying high quality projects early on and offering CFA technical assistance throughout the application process. 

The Intent to Apply Form is voluntary and not a required step in the CFA process. Should you submit an Intent to Apply Form please note that an official CFA application must also be submitted to be considered for funding. 

ESD Office Hours

Office hours will be offered every Wednesday in person at the ESD Offices in Melville and via zoom on alternating weeks. View the flyer for more information and to register.

ESD CFA Town Halls

Empire State Development will hold CFA Town Halls to speak about their funding programs and answer questions 1-on-1 from audience members. Please view the file for date, times locations and to register.

Agency Program Live Webinar Schedule

Round 13 Live Webinar Schedule for Parks, NYSERDA, HCR, DOS, DEC, AGM, ESD MNY & EFC

Long Island Investment Fund

The $350M Long Island Investment Fund program will focus on large-scale, transformative projects that will have lasting impacts on Long Island. *Before applying, speak to an ESD representative. To schedule email: [email protected]

Office of Strategic Workforce Development

Round 3 of the OSWD grant programs is open. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and awards will be announced every three months. The deadline for Q2 of 2023 is Friday, June 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

LIREDC Documents

The LIREDC reports annually on the progress made by regional projects that were awarded New York State Funding.

Click here to access all of Long Island's documents.

To view all past Strategic Plan updates click here.

  • 2022 LIREDC Progress Report
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2022 LIREDC Progress Report

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    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 Long Island Progress Report

    LI Regional Council updated 2021 Progress Report
  • 2019 LI cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 Long Island Progress Report

  • Long Island 2018 Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2018 Long Island Progress Report

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    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 Strategic Plan

CFA Project Info

Read more about Long Island's projects.

Downtown Revitalization Initiative & NY Forward

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. 

Past Awardees:

Downtown Revitalization Initiative:

NY Forward: 

A view of Main Street in Downtown Riverhead.
A view of downtown Riverhead- one of Long Island's Round 5 DRI winners

LIREDC Public Meetings

Read meeting notes and see meeting notices for the Long Island REDC

Long Island Region News

Learn about the economic developments and events in the Long Island Region

Past CFA Awards

View past CFA awards ceremonies for the Long Island Region
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Cara Longworth, Regional Director