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REDC grant info sessions planned

This morning is the first of four information sessions the North Country Regional Economic Development Council will hold for the 2021 Consolidated Funding Application, an economic development grant program that streamlines multiple state funding sources into one application.

Three virtual workshops will provide an overview of the online application and the CFA process, followed by separate question and answer opportunities. Additionally, virtual office hours sessions will be held with members of Empire State Development’s North Country regional office. Preregistration is required.

In May, New York launched Round 11 of the REDC initiative, which will award more than $750 million across the state. This year, $150 million in ESD grant funding will be available on a rolling basis. The CFA opened to applicants on May 10.

The deadline for applications is July 30 at 4 p.m.

Virtual sessions

¯ Virtual office hours held on Thursday, June 10; Thursday, June 17; and Wednesday, June 23, all from 3 to 5 p.m.

¯ Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. — state Department of State (Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Brownfield Opportunity Area Program, Smart Growth, Local Government Efficiency); Empire State Development (Strategic Planning & Feasibility)

¯ Tuesday, June 15 at 1 p.m. — state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (EPF Grant for Parks, Preservation and Heritage; Recreational Trails Program); Division of Housing and Community Renewal (Community Development Block Grant, Main Street Grant Program)

¯ Monday, June 21 at 6 p.m. — Empire State Development (Empire State Development Grant Fund, Excelsior Jobs Program, Market New York)

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