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 of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

The Empire State Development Grant Fund is an open enrollment program and is still accepting applications.

Key Documents

These are key documents that our users find most helpful.

  • Available CFA Resources 2023

    2023 Available CFA Resources Guide

  • REDC Guidebook 2023 Logo

    2023 REDC Guidebook

    2023 REDC Guidebook
  • 2023 CFA Application Manual Cover

    2023 CFA Application Manual

DRI Round 7

New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is a cornerstone of the State's economic development program. $10M in each region – either to 1 community or a joint application from 2-3 smaller communities with a single vision. Due 9/29/23.

NY Forward Round 2

Governor Hochul announced the creation of the NY Forward program to invigorate and enliven downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities. $10M in each region – either 2 $4.5M awards OR 1 award of $4.5M and 2 awards of $2.25M each. Due 9/29/23.

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

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 5 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 Q3 of 2023 is Friday, September 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

  • 2011 cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 Strategic Plan

CFA Project Info

Read more about Long Island's projects.

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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East/West Industries Expansion

East/West Industries is a Woman Owned Small Business that is family oriented and is celebrating five decades of saving aircrew lives. Located in Ronkonkoma, they design, manufacture and support...

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Cara Longworth, Regional Director