North Country Regional Economic Development Council

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) is dedicated to economic development in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.

Consolidated Funding Application

The application for ESD Grant funds remains open, and applications are being reviewed on an on-going basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants with strong, shovel-ready projects can apply.

CFA FAQs          Program Questions          Apply Here

Downtown Watertown
Public Square in Watertown Photo Philip Kamrass/Office of the Governor

2021 REDC Guidebook

Learn more about the eleventh round of REDC awards with up to $750 million to fund regional priority projects.

2021 Resources Available Guide

For Round XI, there are over 30 programs available through nine state agencies.

2021 CFA Program Webinars

Recorded webinars for all CFA Round XI Programs

North Country REDC Reports

  • North Country 2021 Annual Report Book Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2021 North Country Progress Report

  • 2019 North Country Progress Report Cover
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2019 North Country Progress Report

  • 2011 Strategic Plan Cover Page
    Strategic Plans/Reports

    2011 North Country Strategic Plan

    Leading the Economic Renaissance of New York's Small Cities and Rural Communities.

Governor Hochul Delivers 2022 State of the State

"New Era for New York" Agenda Includes 228 Bold Initiatives to Kick-Start New York's Comeback

$10 Billion Healthcare Plan Will Rebuild and Grow Workforce, Deliver Direct Payments to Workers

Major Ethics Reforms Will Limit Statewide Elected Officials to Two Terms, Ban Outside Income and Replace JCOPE with New Independent Ethics Agency

Billion Dollar Rescue Plan Will Help Small Businesses Come Back, Middle Class Tax Relief Will Lift Up Millions of New Yorkers

Infrastructure Investments Will Expand Transit in New York City and Lead the Nation in Climate Action

State of the State Book Available Here


Governor Hochul Announces Additional $196 Million Awarded Through Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Awards Support 488 Projects from Multiple State Agency Programs through Round XI to Stimulate New York's Post-Pandemic Recovery 

Complements $81 Million in Rolling Empire State Development Funding Previously Awarded to Shovel-Ready Regional Projects 

Full List of Awardees Can be Found Here

Small Business Recovery

Governor Hochul Announces Expanded Eligibility for the $800 Million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Governor Kathy Hochul announced changes to New York State's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding. Starting today, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can apply for grants, up from the previous threshold of $500,000. Additionally, the limitation for businesses that received Federal Paycheck Protection Program loans has been increased from $100,000 to $250,000.   

Applicants can find assistance to complete the application here:

Click Here for more information on New York State's Business Recovery Programs

  1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

How far can a $3 million state investment go? In Clayton, NY it helped redevelop a former brownfield site into a luxury hotel helping to jumpstart the local tourism economy. In 2011, the North Country...

Governor Hochul Announces Massena as One of the $10 Million North Country Winners of Fifth-Round DRI

State to Work With Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Massena's Downtown

Downtown Revitalization Investments are Crucial Part of the State's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Hochul Announces Tupper Lake as the Second $10 Million North Country Winner of Fifth-Round DRI

State to Work with Residents, Community Leaders and Public Officials to Revitalize Tupper Lake's Downtown

Downtown Revitalization Investments Are Crucial Part of the State's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The four communities that anchor the region have embarked on planning and implementation initiatives to transform their downtowns into places where people want to live, work, and play.

2016 | City of Plattsburgh 

2017 | City of Watertown 

2018 | Village of Saranac Lake

2019 | Village of Potsdam

DT Plattsburgh

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of Mapping Survey to Examine Quality and Availability of Broadband Across the State

Public Hearings to be Held to Receive Input from Public and Other Stakeholders
State Seeks to Address Reach of Broadband Service That Remains a Challenge Nationwide

The broadband mapping survey and speed test can be found at:

New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund

The deadline has been extended for the short form applications to the Biodefense Commercialization Fund from September 27 to October 4.

The $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund, which was included in the FY2022 budget, was created to encourage and accelerate the development and commercialization of solutions for serious infectious disease threats, including COVID-19 and its variants, while fostering the creation of new life science businesses and supporting industry growth. The Fund offers grants to startups and academic centers that are developing promising diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and such other innovations as epidemiological surveillance tools, environmental controls, and clinical care advances that address or mitigate infectious disease threats.


Stay up to date on the NCREDC’s activities and projects

Previous Funding Awards

See the awards booklets and videos for each round

Meeting Materials

View the NCREDC’s public meeting agendas and notes

Federal Opportunity Zones

Find out more about the Federal Opportunity Zones program here:  Learn More

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    Stephen Hunt, Regional Director