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

As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) has been created that will streamline and expedite the grant application process.

CFA FAQs                            Program Questions

Downtown Watertown
Public Square in Watertown Photo Philip Kamrass/Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

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.

Small Business Recovery

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  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...

Downtown Revitalization Initiative - Round 5 (2021)

Governor Cuomo Announces $200 Million Available for Fifth Round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Each REDC Region Will Award $20 Million—Two Communities Will Each Receive a $10 Million Award or One Community Will Receive a $20 Million Award

Unprecedented Level of Support for Communities to Mark Fifth Anniversary of DRI as New York State Rebuilds from COVID-19 Pandemic

The DRI 5 Guidebook and Round 5 Application are available now.

DRI Guidebook       DRI Application          DRI Website 

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

NCREDC News

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