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2014 Local Government Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grant (CREG) Program

There are 3 opportunities available to eligible applicants at this time:

RFA # DOS01-CREGP-2014: Planning Re-Organization
RFA # DOS01-CREG-2014: Re-Organization Implementation
RFA # DOS01-CREGE-2014: Expedited Re-Organization Assistance

Schedule of Events
Release Date March 19, 2014
Questions Due Third Wednesday of every month
Updates and Questions Posted Forth Wednesday of every month
Applications Due Due dates for Local Government Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grants are the first Wednesday of every month, at 4:00pm

Applications are being solicited through the New York State Grants Gateway, Grant Opportunity Portal.  The Grant Opportunity Portal is an online system providing a one-stop grant shop for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with New York State agencies.  All CREG online opportunities are available at:  (Search by Funding Agency – NYS Department of State.)

All applicants must register in the grants gateway prior to making an application.  For a registered Local Government to apply for this opportunity, please login to the Grants Gateway at and click on “Available Opportunities.”

Please review the each RFA to determine which grant opportunity best suits your needs.  Below is an overview of the available grant opportunities.

1) Re-Organization Planning (RFA # DOS01-CREGP-2014: Planning)

A re-organization planning project includes data gathering, analysis, and discussion to understand the current services and responsibilities of each involved local government entity.  Additionally a re-organization planning project includes an examination of the financial impact of reorganization on all involved local governments, an assessment of potential management and service delivery changes, a review of potential impediments related to re-organization, and a list of recommended steps to complete the re-organization, as well as an inventory of other efficiency options if the re-organization is not completed

2) Re-Organization Implementation (RFA # DOS01-CREG-2014: Implementation)

Implementation of the dissolution plan or consolidation agreement will proceed if it is determined, either by the governing board or by citizen referendum, that re-organization is in the best interests of the local government entity and its residents.  Implementation activities pursuant to the plan are eligible for funding.

3)Expedited Re-Organization Assistance (RFA # DOS01-CREGE-2014: Expedited Assistance)

A referendum on the question of local government re-organization is required when the electors of a local government entity file a petition pursuant to Article 17-A of the General Municipal Law.  Local government entities that receive such a petition are eligible to apply for Expedited Re-Organization Assistance to cover costs associated with the development and dissemination of information to the electors prior to the required referendum.

Review of these applications will occur each month.
Local Government Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grants requesting expedited assistance will be reviewed as they are received.

RFA- CREG- 3-19-2014 (pdf)

Questions and Answers (10-22-14) (pdf)

Contact Information

Kyle Wilber, Program Manager
New York Department of State
Division of Local Government Services, RFA #13-CREG-03
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 473-3355

LuAnn Hart, Contract Administration Unit
Attention:  Local Government Efficiency Grants, RFA# 13-CREG-03
New York State Department of State, Bureau of Fiscal Management
One Commerce Plaza, 11th Floor, Suite 1110
99 Washington Avenue,
Albany, NY12231