In 2011, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a comprehensive strategy to transform New York State by aligning agency resources to further the State's economic recovery and to support new economic development opportunities. To coordinate and streamline these extraordinary economic development opportunities in each region of the State, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (Regional Councils) that are comprised of local experts and stakeholders who know their regions best. The Regional Councils are community-based, public-private partnerships composed of members from private business, including small businesses; minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs); non-profit economic development organizations; chambers of commerce and trade organizations; organized labor; higher education; community-based organizations; and the agricultural community.
The grant application process for New York State's various economic development agencies has been streamlined as a result of the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The CFA enables businesses and other entities to apply to multiple agency funding sources through a single, web-based application.
The 2012 CFA will provide access to $530 million in economic development resources from 21 programs across a dozen state agencies.
The Office of Community Renewal's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Program is a competitive process with applications accepted via New York State's Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). To access additional information about the various NYS CDBG Economic Development programs below are program guidelines.
If you are in the process of submitting a CFA application, access all CFA CDBG required documents here: http://nysdhcr.gov/AboutUs/Offices/CommunityRenewal/FundingOpportunitities.htm.
For Recipients of 2009-2011 CDBG Microenterprise funding, please reference the following guidelines for assistance in administering a CDBG Microenterprise program.
Last Updated: 06/05/12