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New York City Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops Across Region

Public Forums to learn about the CFA process and how to access up to $760 million in economic development funding from agency programs through one application
(June 12, 2013)

New York City Regional Economic Development Council to Hold Consolidated Funding Application Workshops Across Region

The New York City Regional Economic Development Council (NYCREDC) will hold five 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 June 17 in Brooklyn, July 9 on Staten Island, July 11 in the Bronx, July 17 in Manhattan and July 23 in Queens. In 2013, up to $760 million in economic development resources will be available to applicants through the CFA.

Please register by visiting the NYCREDC website: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/new-york-city.

The CFA application period will open to applicants across the five-county New York City region, which includes New York, Queens, Richmond, Kings and Bronx, at 8 a.m. on June 17. The deadline for CFA submissions is 4 p.m. on August 12. CFAs will be reviewed by the NYCREDC based on their alignment with the Council’s strategic plan and will be reviewed on a technical basis by the State Agency Resource Team.

The schedule for New York City CFA Workshops includes:

Monday, June 17 in Brooklyn
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Brooklyn College
Student Center
2705 Campus Road
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Register here

Tuesday, July 9 on Staten Island
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
College of Staten Island
1P-Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, New York 10314
Register here

Thursday, July 11 in the Bronx
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hostos Community College
C-Building
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10451
Register here

Wednesday, July 17 in Manhattan
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New Building
524 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Register here

Tuesday, July 23 in Queens
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LaGuardia Community College
M-Building - Entrance on 29th St. between Skillman and 47th Ave.
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
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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