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 technical assistance, and matching grants on a reimbursement basis (under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund) to villages, towns, cities, and counties (with the consent and on behalf of one or more villages, towns, cities) located along New York’s coasts or designated inland waterways, to prepare or implement strategies for community and waterfront revitalization. The grant categories currently are:
• Preparing or Implementing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
• Redeveloping Hamlets, Downtowns and Urban Waterfronts
• Planning or Constructing Land and Water-based Trails
• Preparing or Implementing a Lakewide or Watershed Revitalization Plan
• Preparing or Implementing a Community Resilience Strategy
View grant opportunities here http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/grantOpportunities/epf_lwrpGrants.html
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/
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
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.