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RFA #12-NBRC-01

Funding issued by the Northern Border Regional Commission and managed by New York Department of State

Schedule of Events
RFA Posted March 29, 2012
All Applications Due June 1, 2012

Available Funding
The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has announced the availability of $1.2 million in federal grant money for economic and community development projects for local governments and non-profits in the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. In New York State, projects will be accepted from applicants in the following New York Counties: Cayuga, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Seneca.

The grant evaluation will be managed by the New York Department of State, with assistance from Local Development Districts. Such evaluation may also require the Department of State, as a State Infrastructure Agency under Article 6 of the Environmental Conservation Law (State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act), to determine whether an application for grant funding or approval of a public infrastructure project is consistent with the 10 Smart Growth Criteria outline in Article 6.

Projects are funded up to $250,000 per project. The maximum NBRC contribution for a project or activity to be carried out in these counties is 80%.

Contact Information

New York Department of State
Attn: Kyle Wilber
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 473-3355

Sanford Blitz
Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC)
Phone: 202-590-6650

The Northern Border program in New York utilizes a cooperative partnership with the following regional planning organizations to assist local organizations develop projects consistent with intent of the program and reflective of regional needs.

Mohawk Valley Economic Development District
26 West Main Street
P.O. Box 69
Mohawk, NY 13407-0069
Phone: (315) 866-4671
Fax: (315) 866-9862

Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board
126 North Salina Street
100 Clinton Square, Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13202
Phone: (315) 422-8276
Fax: (315) 422-9051

Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
50 West Main Street
Suite 8107
Rochester, New York 14614
Phone: (585)454-0190
Fax: (585) 454-0191

Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board
P.O. Box 765
1 Lower Amherst Street
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 668-5773
Fax: (518) 668-5774

Tug Hill Commission
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601-3782
Phone: (315) 785-2380/2570
Fax: (315) 785-2574

Proposal Submission:

Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2012 and mailed AND emailed to:

New York State Department of State
Division of Local Government
Attn: Kyle Wilber
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1015
Albany, NY 12231-0001

Potential applicants for NBRC funding should familiarize themselves with these documents. Applicants should clearly describe the nature of the project and why it is eligible. Such conclusions must be supported with documentation and consistent with the definitions found below.

New York State grant application press release

Guidance for applications (msword docx)

Federal Pre-application for Northern Border Regional Commission funding (msword docx)

Federal Application for Northern Border Regional Commission funding (SF424) (msword doc)

Budget Information for Proposed Northern Border Regional Commission-funded project (SF424c) (msword doc)

Federal Assurances Information (supplemental forms for submission for proposed construction projects) (sf424d) (msword doc)