Program Questions:
ESD - Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies

Q_2404

Is the Applicant one of the following:

City
County
Municipality
Business Improvement District
Local Development Corporation
Not-for-profit Economic Development Organization

Q_2405

Is the project one of the following: 1) a strategic development plan for a city, county, or municipality or a significant part thereof OR 2) a study for site(s) or facility(ies) assessment and planning.

Q_2406

Does the Applicant's proposed project budget include a minimum 50% funding match, of which 10% is a cash equity contribution from the Applicant?

Q_2032

Have any of the expenses for this project (or, in the case of a multi-phase project, the phase of the project for which funds are being requested) been incurred or are expected to be incurred prior to an award of funding?

Q_928

Project Street Address: Please input the project street address (Street Number and Street Name only).

If the project has multiple locations, please input the primary street address of the project. If the project does not have a definite street address, please input the approximate street address of the project (Street Number and Street Name only).

Q_565

Project City

Q_568

Project State
  • AA,AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY,AS,DC,FM,GU,MH,MP,PW,PR,VI

Q_972

Project county or counties.

Q_1034

Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3527

US Congressional District where the project is located.
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Q_616

For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_572

Project Latitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_573

Project Longitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_184

NYS Assembly District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_190

NY Senate District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_550

If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?

Q_549

Type of Applicant (select all that apply)
  • Federal, State, County, City, Town, Village, Tribal, School District, County or Town Improvement District, District Corporation, For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Individual, S Corporation, C Corporation, IDA, LDC,LLC,LLP, Public Authority, Public Benefit Corp, Sole-Proprietorship. HDFC,BID, LP,Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Fire District, Regional Planning and Development Board, Public Library, Association Library,College/University/Community College

Q_556

Select an applicant ID type from the list below that you normally use to identify your organization on application forms.
  • Charity Reg #, Duns Number, Federal Tax ID Number, NYS Unemployment Insurance Tax Number, Social Security Number, NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS)

Q_2655

Based on your selection from the previous question, enter your applicant ID number. (Please do not provide your social security number).

Q_969

If you are a business, have you been certified as a New York State Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)?
  • Yes, No, N/A

Q_546

Legal Name of Applicant

Q_5416

Applicant First Name

Q_5417

Applicant Last Name

Q_551

Applicant Street Address

Q_552

Applicant City

Q_553

Applicant State

Q_554

Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_651

Applicant Telephone Number, (please include area code)

Q_555

Applicant Email Address

Q_5257

Contact Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_547

Contact First Name

Q_1049

Contact Last Name

Q_1050

Contact Title

Q_5490

Primary Organization

Q_3688

Contact Street Address

Q_3689

Contact City

Q_3690

Contact State

Q_3691

Contact ZIP Code

Q_562

Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)

Q_3692

Contact Email

Q_5475

Contract Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_5476

Contract First

Q_5477

Contract Last

Q_5478

Contract Title

Q_5491

Authorized Organization

Q_5479

Contract Street

Q_5480

Contract City

Q_5481

Contract State

Q_5482

Contract Zip

Q_5483

Contract Phone

Q_5484

Contract Email

Q_5493

Additional Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_1052

Additional Project Contact First Name

Q_970

Additional Project Contact Last Name

Q_1051

Additional Contact Title

Q_5492

Additional Organization

Q_3693

Additional Contact Street Address

Q_3694

Additional Contact City

Q_3695

Additional Contact State

Q_3696

Additional Contact ZIP Code

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number

Q_561

Additional Contact Email Address

Q_4199

Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_4198

Please select the secondary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_3762

Does your project directly address the needs of people in your region who are living in poverty and who seek resources for inclusion in the economic life of New York State?

Q_3763

How does your project seek to apply CFA funds for the purpose of eliminating barriers to skilled employment by poor people in your region, as identified by the Opportunity Agenda? Please describe any efforts to collaborate at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).

Q_3764

How does your project build workforce development programs, improve physical infrastructure, and/or establish social services that connect people living in poverty in your region with skilled employment, in correspondence with the economic revitalization priorities, distressed community targets, and the industry growth areas identified in the Opportunity Agenda and Strategic Plan?

Q_4200

Does your project provide opportunities for Veterans’ to participate in the workforce, or improve services to the Veterans’ and military families in New York?

Q_4201

If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.

Q_6048

Does your project advance downtown revitalization?

Q_6047

If Yes, please detail how it will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses and transform neighborhoods.

Q_575

Project Description. Concisely describe the project, indicating the location, what will be planned, designed, acquired, and/or constructed, the issues/opportunities to be addressed, and expected outcomes and deliverables. Additional details will be collected later in the application process.

Q_976

Statement of Need

Q_930

Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.

Q_2366

How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ )

Q_929

Current State of Project Development (i.e. planning, preliminary engineering, final design, etc. You may enter N/A for non-project related applications)

Q_975

Estimated Project Timeline: including project start/completion dates, estimates for design, permitting and construction or other major steps. (You may enter N/A for non-Project related applications)

Q_580

Provide a list of all federal, state, and local reviews, approvals, or permits needed or completed, including the dates when they are expected to be completed or were completed. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_2364

What is the status of State and/or Federal Environmental Review? If review of the project is underway or completed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please indicate the lead agency (if applicable).

Q_1054

If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).

Q_2362

If funding was awarded in prior CFA rounds, what were the CFA numbers for which funding was awarded? (separate multiple CFA numbers with commas)

Q_4160

For each program to which you are applying under the CFA, explain your strategy for proceeding if the full amount of requested funding, required matching funds, and temporary financing are not secured as expected, or committed sources become unavailable.This explanation must address any proposed project phases, and both CFA and non-CFA sources of funds.

Q_6946

Please provide Letters of Support for your project (if applicable). All letters should be scanned into a single PDF file and their total size cannot exceed 10 Megabytes (MB).

Q_5593

Attach 2015 financial documents

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2015. For-publicly traded companies, please provide Form 10-K for 2015.

Q_6907

Attach 2016 financial documents.

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2016. For publicly traded companies please provide Form 10-K for 2016.

Q_6906

Attach 2017 financial documents

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2017. For-publicly traded companies, please provide Form 10-K for 2017.

Q_6905

Attach interim financials for 2018

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide interim financials for 2018, certified by a company officer. For publicly traded companies, please provide the most recent Form 10-Q.

Q_2165

For Start-up companies, in addition to the documents listed above provide: 1) Financial projections (5 years) 2) Personal financial statements from a personal guarantor(s) of the start-up company 3) Principal resumes

Q_2331

Attach an organizational chart and/or description of ownership structure including the percentage of ownership for each individual entity.

Q_5694

Attach a short or long Environmental Assessment Form

Project review pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) must be completed prior to the award of any state funds. For projects classified as Type I or Unlisted actions, submit a short or long Environmental Assessment Form. See "Scoring Tips" for links to forms.

Q_2333

If review of the project has been completed pursuant to State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please submit the Negative Declaration or Findings Statement, or Finding of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision.

Q_2334

Provide a list of all other federal, state, and local reviews, approvals, or permits needed or completed, including the dates when they are expected to be completed or were completed. If Not Applicable, please upload an attachment that indicates "NA".

Q_2408

Please concisely describe the proposed project and the community's need for the project, indicating the location, what will be planned, the issues/opportunities to be addressed and expected outcomes and deliverables. Note that projects should focus on economic development purposes.

Q_7542

Please provide a 2-4 sentence press release ready description of the proposed project. This description may appear in the REDC Awards Booklet if the project is funded. Please be clear and concise.

Q_3133

Is the proposed project located in a highly distressed area? If so, please provide information that will help ESD confirm that the area is highly distressed.

Q_3134

Is a third party being used to complete this application such as consultant, accountant or attorney?

Q_3136

If you are a third party completing this application you must disclose your name, company and contact information.

Q_2409

What is the anticipated project timeline?

Q_2411

Describe the Applicant's experience in completing strategic development plans, feasibility studies, site assessments, or similar plans or studies.

Q_2413

Will the Applicant conduct the project? If yes, please describe the Applicant’s demonstrated organizational capacity and experience in completing activities similar to or related to the proposed project. If the Applicant will not conduct the project, what entity is anticipated to do so, how will that entity be selected, and what quality control measures will be used?

Q_2424

Describe how the project demonstrates broad community support and participation and ongoing collaboration with state, regional and local, public and private stakeholders.

Q_2425

Describe the project's consistency with existing local, county and regional plans such as a local or county master plan or comprehensive plan.

Q_3648

Provide a brief work plan, including description of tasks undertaken by all involved entities and schedule for completion of each task.

Q_3647

Identify potential future funding sources and the amount expected to be committed in order to implement the recommendations/findings from the plan or study.

Q_5723

Does the project site involve or is it substantially contiguous to a property listed or recommended for listing in the NY State or National Registers of Historic Places? Consult the National Register Information System at http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/research/ to find out if a property is listed. The State Preservation Historical Information Network Exchange (SPHINX) tool at http://nysparks.com/shpo/online-tools/ can also be used to find out if a property is listed on the State Register. Indicate Yes, No, N/A. Click "Scoring Tips" for more information.
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5724 will be displayed

Q_5724

If Yes, please identify the name of the resource.

Q_5725

Is the project site wholly or partially included within an identified archeologically sensitive area? The Geographic Information System for Archeology and National Register tool can be used to identify archeologically sensitive areas. Indicate Yes, No, N/A. Click "Scoring Tips" for more information.
  • Yes, No, N/A
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5726 will be displayed

Q_5726

If Yes, please list the geographic information for the archeologically sensitive areas.

Q_1043

Is the project owner/occupant/operator or any facilities which are under the supervision of the project owner/occupant/operator in violation of any federal, state or local environmental or other laws, or listed on the registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites? Indicate Y/N/NA. If "Y", explain.

Q_1059

Does the proposed project use, maintain, or improve existing infrastructure? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1060

Is the proposed project located in a municipal center? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1061

Is the proposed project located in a developed area or an area designated for concentrated infill development in a municipally approved comprehensive land use plan, local waterfront revitalization plan and/or brownfield opportunity area plan? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1062

Will the proposed project protect, preserve and enhance the State’s resources, including agricultural land, forests, surface and groundwater, air quality, recreation and open space, scenic areas, and significant historic and archeological resources? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1063

Will the proposed project foster mixed land uses and compact development, downtown revitalization, Brownfield redevelopment, the enhancement of beauty in public spaces, the diversity and affordability of housing in proximity to places of employment, recreation and commercial development and the integration of all income and age groups? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1064

Will the proposed project provide mobility through transportation choices including improved public transportation and reduced automobile dependency?Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1065

Will the proposed project involve coordination between state and local government and inter-municipal and regional planning? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1066

Will the proposed project involve participation in community based planning and collaboration? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1067

Will the proposed project ensure predictability in building and land use codes? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_1068

Will the proposed project promote sustainability by strengthening existing and creating new communities which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do not compromise the needs of future generations, by among other means encouraging broad based public involvement in developing and implementing a community plan and ensuring the governance structure is adequate to sustain its implementation? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.

Q_6256

Will the proposed project mitigate future physical climate risk due to sea-level rise, and/or storm surges and/or flooding, based on available data predicting the likelihood of future extreme weather events, including hazard risk analysis data, if applicable?

Q_2180

By entering your name in the box below, you certify and agree that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant and its governing body to commit the applicant to comply with the requirements of Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law: Participation By Minority Group Members and Women With Respect To State Contracts by providing opportunities for MBE/WBE participation. You further certify that the applicant will maintain such records and take such actions necessary to demonstrate such compliance throughout the completion of the project.

Q_4182

By entering your name in the box below, you certify and agree that you are aware that your award will be reduced in proportion to the reduction of jobs and/or total project costs. Furthermore, you understand that, should this project receive a funding award, the Applicant will maintain such records and take such actions necessary to demonstrate such compliance throughout the completion of the project.

Q_7341

By entering your name in the box below, you certify, under penalty of perjury, that the information given herein is true and correct in all respects for the company or organization applying for funding (the "Company"), presently and for the past five years: -the Company is not a party to any litigation or any litigation is not pending or anticipated that could have an adverse material effect on the company's financial condition;

-the Company does not have any contingent liabilities that could have a material effect on its solvency;

-the Company, its affiliates or any member of its management or any other concern with which such members of management have been officers or directors, have never been involved in bankruptcy, creditor's rights, or receivership proceedings or sought protection from creditors;

-the Company is not delinquent on any of its state, federal or local tax obligations;

-No principal, officer of the Company, owner or majority stockholder of any firm or corporation, or member of the management has been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, indicted, granted immunity, convicted of a crime or subject to a judgment, or the subject of an investigation, whether open or closed, by any government entity for a civil or criminal violation for: (i) any business-related activity including, but not limited to, fraud, coercion, extortion, bribe or bribe receiving, giving or accepting unlawful gratuities, immigration or tax fraud, racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, price fixing or collusive bidding; or (ii) any crime, whether or not business related, where the underlying conduct relates to truthfulness, including but not limited to, the filing of false documents or false sworn statements, perjury or larceny;

-the Company or any of the Company's affiliates, principal owners or Officers has not received a violation of State Labor Law deemed "willful";

-the Company or any of its affiliates has never been cited for a violation of State, Federal, or local laws or regulations with respect to labor practices, hazardous wastes, environmental pollution or other operating practices;

-there are not any outstanding judgments or liens pending against the Company other than liens in the normal course of business.

-the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been the subject of any judgments, injunctions, or liens including, but not limited to, judgments based on taxes owed, fines and penalties assessed by any governmental agency, or elected official against the Company.

- the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been investigated by any governmental agency, including, but not limited to, federal, state and local regulatory agencies

-the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been debarred from entering into any government contract; been found non-responsible on any government contract; been declared in default ore terminated for cause on any government contract; been determined to be ineligible to bid or propose on any contract; been suspended from bidding on any government contract; received an overall unsatisfactory performance rating from any government agency on any contract; agree to a voluntary exclusion from bidding or contracting on a government contract.

- the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not failed to file any of the required forms with any government entity regulating the Company. By entering your name in the box below, you agree to allow the Department of Taxation to share the Company tax information with ESD. By entering your name in the box below, you agree to allow the Department of Labor to share tax and employer information with ESD. Note: If any of the statements above are not true, in addition to entering your name, also include an explanation in the box below, indicating which issue you are addressing.

Q_1038

By entering your name in the box below, you certify that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant and its governing body to submit this application. You further certify that all of the information contained in this Application and in all statements, data and supporting documents which have been made or furnished for the purpose of receiving assistance for the project described in this application, are true, correct and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief. You acknowledge that offering a written instrument knowing that the written instrument contains a false statement or false information, with the intent to defraud the State or any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit corporation of the State, with the knowledge or belief that it will be filed with or recorded by the State or any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit corporation of the State, constitutes a crime under New York State Law.