Grant Programs

For more information on any program, contact EDC Warren County at 518.761.6007.

NY Main Street
Eligible Entity:  Local government, business improvement districts, and other not-for-profit organizations that are committed to revitalizing historic downtowns, mixed-use neighborhood commercial districts, and village centers.
Details:  The NY Main Street grant program provides funds from the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC). Applicants have up to two years to complete their contract. The local NYMS Program must be carried out in a concentrated mixed-use target area (generally no more than three contiguous blocks) that has experienced sustained physical deterioration, decay, neglect, or disinvestment, and has a number of substandard buildings or vacant residential or commercial units.

Environmental Investment Program (EIP)
Eligible Entity:  Eligible applicants include not-for-profits, Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) or municipalities on behalf of New York State manufacturers, recyclers, other businesses or non-profits that will achieve substantial waste prevention, recycling or toxic reductions.
Details:  This program helps businesses capture the economic benefits associated with pollution prevention, waste reduction, re-use, recycling and sustainable products and process technologies.

Economic Development Fund (EDF)
Eligible Entity:  Businesses, municipalities, and other economic development organizations.
Details:  Program providing a range of assistance to businesses, municipalities, and other economic development organizations to ensure the diversity of business needs is being met.

Industrial Effectiveness Program (IEP)
Eligible Entity:  Manufacturer that employs fewer than 500 workers.
Details:  Manufacturers work with private consultants to develop and implement projects that result in enhanced productivity and competitiveness such as organizational and technical needs assessment; new product design and development; manufacturing process and quality improvement; market expansion and product commercialization; and information systems upgrade

Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP)
Eligible Entity:  Manufacturers that employ 50 to 1,000 workers; and export at least 30% of their production beyond immediate region, or supply at least 30% of their production to a prime manufacturer that exports beyond the region.
Details:  Funds must be used for capital investments in machinery and equipment and may include Industrial effectiveness consulting and or worker skills training.

Global Export Market Services (GEMS)
Eligible Entity:  Manufacturers, service or agricultural business with 500 or fewer employees whose NYS production content is at least 51 percent.  The program is also open to educational institutions and regional not-for-profit organizations.
Details:  A matching grant that helps businesses expand through increased export activities.  The grant is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get the technical and marketing assistance they need to succeed in international markets.