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Consolidated Funding Application Round II Community Renewal Fund Information

NYS CDBG Program– 2013 REDC CFA Community Renewal Fund

In December 2013, five Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) were awarded $13.2 million in funding through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) as part of the Community Renewal Fund (CRF).   The Mohawk Valley REDC received $6 million, the Southern Tier REDC received $3.5 million, the Western New York REDC received $2 million, the Mid-Hudson REDC received $1 million, and the North Country REDC received $700,000. 

The Community Renewal Fund was made available through NYS Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds.  As such, all projects will be subject to all applicable programmatic and regulatory requirements associated with the use of NYS CDBG Program funds.  This includes, but is not limited to, the rules regarding Eligible Applicants, as well as following Citizen Participation and Environmental Review requirements.

Eligible Applicants
Applicants must be non-entitlement units of local government.  Eligible applicants are cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000.  Entitlement communities (such as Utica and Rome) are not eligible for state CDBG program funding.  A list of eligible communities by County is available at the following link:

Citizen Participation
Prior to submission of a full application, eligible applicants must issue a public hearing notice and hold a public hearing allowing for citizen feedback on the community and economic development needs of the applicant community and any proposed project(s). 

Environmental Review:

For additional information on NYS CDBG Program requirements, please refer to the NYS CDBG Grant Administration Manual:

CRF application materials and additional guidance:

Last updated on 04/10/14