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Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops Across Region

Public forums teach applicants about the CFA process and how to access up to $760 million in economic development funding from agency programs through one application
(July 03, 2013)

Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops Across Region

The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MHREDC) will hold three Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the third round of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through the Regional Economic Development Councils. The workshops will be held July 9 in Purchase, July 10 in Newburgh and July 11 in Poughkeepsie. In 2013, up to $760 million in economic development resources will be available to applicants through the CFA.

Please register by visiting http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/mid-hudson or by calling (845) 567-4882.

The CFA application period opened to applicants across the seven-county Mid-Hudson region, which includes Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, on June 17 and the deadline for CFA submissions is 4 p.m. on August 12. CFAs will be reviewed by the MHREDC based on their alignment with the Council’s strategic plan and also on a technical basis by the State Agency Resource Team.

The schedule for Mid-Hudson CFA Workshops includes:

Tuesday, July 9 in Purchase
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase, New York 10577
Register here

Wednesday, July 10 in Newburgh 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mt. Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, New York 12550
Register here

Thursday, July 11 in Poughkeepsie
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dutchess County Community
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Register here

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.

About the Consolidated Funding Application
As part of Governor Cuomo’s efforts to improve the state’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to streamline and expedite the grant application process. The CFA process marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs. The CFA serves as the single entry point for access to economic development funding, ensuring applicants no longer have to slowly navigate multiple agencies and sources without any mechanism for coordination. Now, economic development projects use the CFA as a support mechanism to access multiple state funding sources through one application, making the process quicker, easier, and more productive. The CFA was recognized with a Special Award for Excellence in Business and Economic Development in 2012.

There are 29 programs available through 13 state agencies in 2013, including Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State, Office of National and Community Service; Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; Higher Education Services Corporation; Department of Environmental Conservation; and Council on the Arts.

The 2013 Available CFA Resources Manual, which outlines the funds available from 29 state agency programs, and the 2013 REDC Guidebook, which provides the competitive guidelines for this year, are both available at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

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