The 2021 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) list of available resources is now available here. The Consolidated Funding Application is also available. In-person workshops are not being held this year; instead, all webinars are pre-recorded and viewable at any time.
Grant opportunities of interest to Tug Hill communities include:
New York Main Street Program: Up to $6.2 million to invest in projects that provide economic development and housing opportunities in downtown, mixed-use commercial districts.
Recreational Trails Program (RTP): Up to $1.9 million to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses.
Environmental Protection Fund Grants Program for Parks, Preservation and Heritage (EPF): Up to $19.5 million is available for the acquisition, planning, development, and improvement of parks, historic properties, and heritage areas.
Local Government Efficiency Program: Up to $4 million to reduce the cost of operations and service delivery, thereby limiting growth in property taxes.
Smart Growth Comprehensive Planning Program: Up to $1 million to advance the preparation of municipal comprehensive plans to establish land use policies which support smart growth and clean energy principles for the community.
Climate Smart Communities Grant Program: Up to $11 million for municipalities to perform inventories, assessments, and planning projects that advance their ability to address climate change at the local level and become certified Climate Smart Communities.
Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program: Up to $65 million for local governments and not-for-profits to implement projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source.
DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program: Up to $2.5 million to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects.
Green Innovation Grant Program: $15 million for projects that improve water quality and implement green infrastructure in New York State.