The Local Government Efficiency (LGe) Grant Program provides technical assistance and competitive 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. With the creation of the LGe program, New York State is committed to working with local governments to control costs while maintaining the quality service delivery provided by New York’s local governments. The Department of State continues to be well positioned to coordinate the joint provision of state services, promote state and local cost efficiencies.NOTE: The LGe program, formerly the Shared Municipal Services Incentive program, was established by the 2005-2006 NYS Budget.
2012 LGe Grant Program
Applications for the 2011-2012 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program and the Local Government Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant Program are available. The Local Government Efficiency Grant is a competitive grant to local governments that help reduce municipal expenses and property taxes by helping local government entities plan for and implement new service delivery efficiencies. The Local Government Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant is a noncompetitive grant that provides funding to study, plan for and/or implement the restructuring of local governments subject to General Municipal Law Article 17-A.
Grant Contract Administration:
Below you will find common forms and instructions for grant recipients. Questions about these items should be directed to the Local Government Efficiency grant program by calling (518) 473-3355 or emailing LGEprogram@dos.ny.gov.
• Appendix A1, Attachment 1: Final Project Summary Report »
• Appendix A1, Attachment 2: Minority and Women-owned Business (MWBE)
Program Quarterly Contractor Report »
• Appendix A1, Attachment 3: Project Status »
• Appendix A1, Attachment 4: Certification of Grantee »
• Appendix X: Modification Agreement Form »
• Payment Request Forms » (doc)
• Payment Request Forms » (pdf)