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.
As part of New York's efforts to improve the business climate and expand economic growth, the
NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to support the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative. Applications 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.
Program Questions REDC Webinars Application Manual
Public Square in Watertown Photo Philip Kamrass/Office of the Governor
North Country REDC Reports
2022 North Country Progress Report
2021 North Country Progress Report
2019 North Country Progress Report
2011 North Country Strategic Plan
Leading the Economic Renaissance of New York's Small Cities and Rural Communities.
North Country Regional Economic Development Council Meeting - April 5
Apr 05, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Watertown, NY 13601
Fast NY will Jump-Start New York's Shovel-Readiness and Increase the State's Attractiveness to Large Employers
Under New York’s FAST NY Shovel-Ready Grant Program, Empire State Development will provide up to $200 million in grants to prepare and develop sites statewide to jumpstart New York’s shovel-readiness and increase its attractiveness to large employers, including high-tech manufacturing, particularly semiconductor manufacturing, interstate distribution and logistics businesses. The program will help diversify New York State’s economy while propelling new investments for businesses, communities and job creation.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the CFA portal.
After ESD receives an Intent to Apply form, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt within 7 calendar days. A determination regarding eligibility to submit the full application will be made within 30 calendar days. Full applications will not be accepted until applicants have received an approved Letter of Intent to Apply from ESD.
Office of Strategic Workforce Development
New Workforce Development Grant Programs
The multi-year OSWD funding includes $150 million for new grant programs administered by ESD that will support employer-driven, high-skilled workforce training programs.
Capital Grant Program will support the capital needs of workforce training providers that seek to enhance or expand their offerings.
Pay for Performance Grant Program (“P4P”) will support the operational resource needs of training programs offering industry-recognized credentials, skills, and certificates in high-demand fields. The P4P Grant Program will provide flexible funds through two distinct tracks:
Flexible Operating Grants
to workforce trainers for successfully placing trainees in a good job
Round 2 Grant Awards
Round 3 Closing Soon Round three of the OSWD grant program will close on
Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Program guidelines, checklists, budget template, FAQ, and all application resources are
. online here
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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...
Downtown Revitalization Initiative
The six 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
2021 | Round Five Winners (Tupper Lake / Massena)
2022 | Round Six: Town of Ticonderoga
Stay up to date on the NCREDC’s activities and projects
Previous Funding Awards
See the awards booklets and videos for each round
View the NCREDC’s public meeting agendas and notes
Federal Opportunity Zones
Find out more about the Federal Opportunity Zones program here:
More About the North Country Region