North Country Regional Economic Development Council

Updates and Activities of the NCREDC

New Information on Our Website: CFAs, Priority Project Form, Public Forums, and NCREDC Meeting

The CFA has officially opened as of May 1 and will close at 4 p.m. on July 31, 2015. New information has been posted on the REDC websites related to the application and the NCREDC’s role. Below is a review of the information.

On the NCREDC site

2015 Call for Priority Projects: Projects that submit a priority project request form will be considered for priority project status by the NCREDC. Obtaining a priority project status does not guarantee funding or award. Rather, projects given this status by the council will score the full 20 out of 20 points available by the NCREDC. The remaining 80 points are scored by the state agency to which the applicant applied in the CFA. All projects must complete a CFA for funding consideration; the priority project request form is not an application for funding.

CFA Workshops: These statewide training workshops will provide an overview of the CFA process and how to access up to $750 million in economic development funding from agency programs through one application. Additionally, there will be informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available for economic development projects. The training workshops are open to local economic development officials, municipalities, non-profits, businesses and members of the public. Workshops for the North Country will be held on May 27 in Watertown, June 8 in Potsdam, and June 11 in Plattsburgh. Please visit the website for more details.

NCREDC Meeting: The NCREDC is holding a meeting on May 15 at Clarkson University. The public session runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Please visit the site to register if you wish to attend.

NCREDC Public Forums: The NCREDC Co-Chairs are holding public forums to provide an update on the regional council, along with information about Round 5 CFAs and the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Each forum is open to all and includes time for questions and comments. Please visit the website for more details.

On the REDC Homepage

CFA (Consolidated Funding Application): Register, log-in, and complete a CFA to be considered for funding through various state agencies. Applications are due July 31 at 4 p.m. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted, so please be sure to submit early to avoid any technical issues.

Program Questions: A list of open programs available in the CFA and the questions that will be asked in the application itself.

CFA Application Manual: A step-by-step manual explaining how to register, log-in, and fill out a CFA.

CFA Resources Available Manual: A guide explaining which state agencies and programs are offered through the CFA, along with program rules, regulations, and requirements, eligible applicant types, and scoring criteria. Reviewing this manual is recommended before beginning a CFA.

2015 Regional Council Guidebook: A guidebook used by regional councils to develop and submit their yearly Progress Report.

2015 Upstate Revitalization Guidebook: A guidebook used by regional councils to develop and submit their Revitalization Plan.


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