Empire State Development is hosting workshops in Plattsburgh today on New York state’s Consolidated Funding Application process.
The goal of Wednesday morning’s seminar was to provide attendees an overview of the loan and grant funding process and what applicants can expect from round three competitions for funds. Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Economic Development Susan Matton explains the concept.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent his Commissioner of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh to present an overview of the loan and grant program to businesses and non-profits interested in applying for funds under the numerous qualifying programs. Rose Harvey offered a powerpoint presentation.
760 million dollars is available from more than 30 programs across 13 state agencies. Commissioner Harvey noted that an Opportunity Agenda has been added this year in which Regional Economic Development Councils will develop a process to determine priority projects.
Sue Matton advised interested applicants that is essential to tie any project to initiatives set forth by the Regional Economic Development Councils to further the economic prosperity of the region.
Matton added that the Regional Economic Development Councils play a part in the Consolidated Funding Application process.
The seminar continued with breakout sessions in which participants could discuss opportunities under business assistance, community development, energy efficiency and environmental improvement, and community resources.