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Local Government Efficiency
The Local Government Efficiency (LGE) Program provides technical assistance and grants to local governments for the development of projects that will achieve savings and improve municipal efficiency through shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions. View grant opportunities here: http://www.dos.ny.gov/LG/lge-grant.html.


Environmental Protection Fund – Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) provides grants to municipalities for planning, design and construction projects that help a community improve their existing waterfronts. LWRPs help municipalities develop a waterfront vision; establish partnerships with community organizations; understand their waterfronts' assets, issues and opportunities; and develop a strategy that will fulfill that vision. View grant opportunities here: http://www.nyswaterfronts.com/grantopps_EPF.asp.


Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program provides municipalities and community based organizations with technical and financial assistance to complete area-wide approaches to redeveloping brownfields – abandoned, underused or overgrown industrial or commercial sites. View grant opportunities here:  http://www.nyswaterfronts.com/grantopps_BOA.asp.


Appalachian Regional Commission
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was established by Congress in 1965 to improve the economy and quality of life in Appalachia, which runs through part of New York's Southern Tier. The program provides financial and technical assistance to constituencies in the region to meet its unique issues, promote its economic development and to establish a framework for joint federal-state-local efforts toward these ends. View grant opportunities here: http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/arc/


Community Services
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federal anti-poverty program administered by the Department of State since 1982. Its purpose is to provide assistance to states and local communities working through a network of community action agencies (CAAs) and other neighborhood organizations for reduction of poverty, revitalization of low-income communities and empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient. View grant opportunities here: http://www.dos.ny.gov/dcs/index.htm


Watershed Protection
Water Quality Planning and Implementation Grants (PIGs) are available to the dozens of Upstate communities located within the New York City Watershed, both east and west of the Hudson River. The grants are administered by Watershed Protection and Partnership Council, which provides a regional forum to aid in the long term protection of New York City's drinking water and to promote the economic vitality of the Upstate watershed communities. PIGs assist these communities prepare or update comprehensive plans; establish or revise community development tools and local laws; and improve local watershed-related infrastructure. View potential grant opportunities here http://www.dos.ny.gov/watershed.