Funding issued by the Northern Border Regional Commission and managed by New York Department of State.
|Schedule of Events|
|RFA Posted:||March 28, 2017|
|All Applications Due:||June 2, 2017, 5:00 PM|
The NBRC and DOS have announced the availability of federal grant money for economic and
community development projects for local governments and non-profits in New York State. The
NBRC is a four state regional program that also includes parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and
Maine, and covers the following New York counties: Cayuga, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton,
Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Seneca.
Project evaluation is managed by the New York Department of State. 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. Projects should also be consistent with regional and local community development plans, including the relevant Regional Economic Development Plan.
Note: The Department of State, as a State Infrastructure Agency under Article 6 of the Environmental Conservation Law (State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act), is required to determine whether an application for grant funding for a public infrastructure project is consistent with the Smart Growth Criteria outlined in Article 6.
Up to $500,000 is eligible for infrastructure projects, with an eligible maximum award of $250,000 for all other types of eligible projects.
Eligible funding categories for NBRC investment include: Transportation infrastructure; telecommunications infrastructure; basic public infrastructure; business and workforce development; renewable and alternative energy; basic health care; and, resource conservation, tourism, and recreation.
County Economic Designations and Funding Match
The NBRC establishes each counties economic designation based upon the following criteria:
All NBRC counties in New York State have been defined as distressed counties. Projects within these counties will require a funding match of 20% of the qualified project costs.
New York State Department of State
Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC)
Applicants for NBRC funding can access application information at the following links: