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WNY Regional Economic Development Council announces final 2019 CFA workshop

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Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am

$750 million in state funding available via online application

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) on Monday announced its final 2019 consolidated funding application (CFA) workshop. The June 13 workshop at Buffalo State College is for businesses and organizations interested in applying for 2019 REDC funding through the CFA.

The workshop will include an overview of the online application and the CFA process, followed by separate Q&A sessions with representatives from state agencies that have funding opportunities available through this year’s CFA.

In April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced round IX of the REDC initiative, which will award more than $750 million across New York. The CFA opened to applicants on May 1 and enables businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to apply for assistance from dozens of state programs, through a single application, for job-creation and community development projects.

The CFA application deadline is 4 p.m. July 26.

This workshop will take place from 1:30-4 p.m. at Buffalo State College, Bulger Communication Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

Additionally, the following resources can be helpful in preparing applications:

Through eight rounds of the REDC competition, WNYREDC has delivered $553.2 million for 781 projects.

About Regional Economic Development Councils

The Regional Economic Development Council initiative is a key component of Cuomo’s approach to state investment and economic development. In 2011, the governor established 10 regional councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. The councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government and nongovernmental organizations.

After eight rounds of the REDC process, more than $6.1 billion has been awarded to more than 7,300 job creation and community development projects consistent with each region’s strategic plans, projecting to create and retain more than 230,000 jobs. For more information on the regional councils, visit https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/.

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