Available Grant Resources via the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)

In 2011, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth.

The unprecedented economic devastation caused by COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of inclusive growth and resilient strategies.

In order to be responsive to the immediate needs of the development community and as the state is making crucial investments to generate economic activity, the $150 million in grant funds from Empire State Development will be made available to projects on a continuous and competitive basis this round.

Please be advised that all CFA grants are subject to the New York State Executive Law Article 15-A which requires, where applicable, the establishment of 30% minority-and women-owned business enterprises (“M/WBE”) contract goals.

In 2014, the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act was signed into law. The new law created the Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development in the Office of General Services to certify, promote and encourage economic development among disabled veterans throughout the state. Project applicants are urged to work with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and a directory can be found at https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans.

Eligible Applicants include but are not limited to: for-profit businesses, not-for-profit corporations*, business improvement districts, local development corporations, public benefit corporations (including industrial development agencies), economic development organizations, research and academic institutions, incubators, technology parks, municipalities, counties, regional planning councils, tourist attractions, and community facilities.

View the guide of available CFA resources here.

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