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Public Forums to learn about the CFA process and how to access the up to $1 billion in economic development funding
from agency programs through one application


New York is Open For BusinessThe Department of State today announced the launch of Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshops as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s historic initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth through Regional Councils.

In July, Governor Cuomo announced the creation of ten Regional Economic Development Councils to transform New York’s operating model for economic development. As part of the Regional Council initiative, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was created to serve as the single application economic development projects must complete to be eligible to access the $1 billion in state resources that have been made available to support the Regional Councils. The CFA allows an applicant to access multiple funding sources from dozens of existing programs through one comprehensive application, making it quicker and easier to receive funding.

The CFA workshops will be held throughout the first week in October at over a dozen locations across the state, covering all ten regions. The workshops will include an overview of the application and CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available for economic development projects.

The nine state agencies and authorities whose funding will be made available through the CFA process are Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; and Department of Transportation. Applicants must submit their CFA by October 31, 2011.

In addition, the New York Power Authority and Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) will be using the CFA to implement “Recharge New York,” a new, low-cost power program for New York businesses and not-for-profits. CFAs for Recharge will be due November 30, 2011.

Once the CFA is submitted by the applicant, it goes to the local Regional Council to be reviewed and ranked as part of its strategic planning process.

Application materials are available online at http://nyworks.ny.gov

Schedule for CFA Workshops:

Finger Lakes Regional Council CFA Workshop
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus
Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A, Flynn Campus Center
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14420
Parking Available in Lot N

Southern Tier Regional Council CFA Workshop
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Binghamton University
University Union Building, Mandela Room C
4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850
Parking available Main Entrance from Vestal Parkway (Route 434) in Visitors Lot across from Bartle Library and Parking Garage behind the Couper Administration Building.

Western New York Regional Council CFA Workshop
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
University at Buffalo, South Campus
Allen Hall Theater, Room 107 Allen Hall, Building 31
101 Allen Hall, Buffalo NY 14260
Parking available in Main/Bailey Lot, NFTA lot or Abbot Lot. From I290 take exit 7B (Main Street/Rt 5 West). Travel 3 miles to University.

Long Island Regional Council CFA Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
SUNY Old Westbury
Student Union Building, on main floor (M)
223 Storehill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Parking available Campus Center Parking Lot

New York City Regional Council CFA Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
York College / CUNY
Academic Core Building – Room 3D01
94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd (between Archer & Liberty Avenues), Jamaica, NY 11451
Limited parking available for attendees in the main parking lot on Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Dulles State Office Building
11th Floor Conference Room, #3
317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Parking available in nearby Public Parking Lots

Mohawk Valley Regional Council CFA Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Utica State Office Building
Conference Room A& B, 1st Floor
207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501
Parking is available Union/Blandina Street Lot

Mid-Hudson Regional Council CFA Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Performing Arts Center - SUNY Purchase College
The Upper Lobby of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Parking Available Lot W1

Capital Region Regional Council CFA Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Empire State Plaza, Convention Center
Concourse Level, Meeting Room 6
279 Madison Avenue (for GPS purposes), Albany, NY 12224
Parking Map at: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/BU/BA/Parking/Visitor/Docs/ParkingMap_NWE.pdf

Mohawk Valley Regional Council CFA Workshop

Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
SUNY Cobleskill
Bouck Ballroom
State Route 7, Cobleskill, NY 12043

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop
Friday, October 7, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
SUNY Plattsburgh
Angell College Center, Warren Ballroom
101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Parking available Lots 11 & 12. Located adjacent to Kehoe Administration Building

Central New York Regional Council CFA Workshop
Friday, October 7, 2011 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cayuga Community College
Irene Bisgrove Theatre
197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Parking available Lot B or C, Spartan Hall Lane

North Country Regional Council CFA Workshop
Friday, October 7, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Olympic Center
Convention Center, the Lussi Ball Room, 2nd Floor
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Parking available Municipal Lot adjacent to Conference Center