Program Questions:
NYS Canalway Grant Program

Q_1780

Is the project located on the New York State Canal System in one or more of the Canalway Grant eligible municipalities?

Q_31

Does the applicant list matching funds totaling at least 50% of the project?

Q_3470

Is the funding request from Canalway Grant for this project equal to a minimum of $25,000 in grant funding and $25,000 in match ($50,000 minimum project)?

Q_110

Does the project include capital improvements?

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_395

Maps: Submit a 1:24,000 scale USGS or DOT planimetric map with the subject property circled.

Q_311

If the project is specifically identified in a formally adopted plan, submit highlighted copies of the relevant pages of the plan, clearly identifying the source, along with a copy of the resolution adopting or reaffirming the local plan within the last five years. If the project is not specifically identified in a formally adopted plan, provide written documentation clearly identifying community involvement.

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_7334

Does the project help enhance or tie into the Empire State Trail Initiative? If so, briefly describe how the project connects, promotes or enhances the Empire State Trail.

Q_1450

Will the proposed project result in the creation of construction jobs? If so, estimate the number of construction jobs to be created.

Enter zero if not applicable.

Q_1459

Will the proposed project directly or indirectly result in the creation of permanent jobs? If so, estimate the number of permanent full-time equivalent jobs that will be created.

Enter zero if not applicable.

Q_1432

Describe how public and community support was accomplished through citizen and community participation and/or public outreach. Describe the role and experience of municipal agencies, private organizations, consultants, volunteers, and others involved in the project.

Q_1572

Describe and document how the budget and costs were determined.

Q_370

Explain the strategy and resources for going forward after the project is complete; that is, for implementing grant-funded plans, developing and using grant-funded acquisitions, and maintaining grant-funded improvements.

Q_2185

Explain in detail the recreational or historical contribution of the project and how this will affect the vitality of the surrounding area or community.

Q_5762

Does the project support the Erie Canal bicentennial through commemoration of a specific bicentennial milestone or event; cultural, heritage or educational programming; or an infrastructure project that includes recognition of the legacy of canal history and the vision for the next 100 years?

Q_5763

Describe how this project will increase visitation and/or increase participation in canal related activities

Q_3471

Please provide your organization's Federal Tax ID Number.

Q_582

Estimated Service Life

Q_1933

Please select one or more grant areas that applies to the project application.
  • Development & Tourism Promotion, Canalway Land Trail, Canal Community Infrastructure Projects, Canalway Water Trail Infrastructure

Q_1779

Is the project consistent with the "1995 Canal Recreationway Plan"?

Briefly describe how the project meets, promotes or is consistent with the Plan.

Q_351

Does the applicant have the legal right to own, operate or maintain the project for its duration?

Please explain (own, lease, permit, other contractual agreement, etc.)

Q_3706

Describe the overall condition of the project, sites or facilities (past, current, proposed). Specifically note any proposed ground-disturbing activities, steps taken to identify historic and/or archeological resources that may be impacted by the project, and measures to protect and assure that there is no adverse impact to significant resources. Identify any structures over 50 years old in the project area, explain their significance, and describe how they will be affected by the project.

Q_1421

In addition to the brief project description provided above, please break down the eligible project components and work proposed for each grant for which you are requesting funding. If the grant proposal is part of a larger project, describe the complete project and identify the portion proposed for current grant funding.

Q_314

If the project will provide new access and/or ensure open and reasonable access to a property, describe how this will be accomplished. Also describe if new acquisition will provide a buffer or add capacity to existing property.

Q_1423

If the proposed project involves a remediated brownfield, describe how it will rehabilitate or restore the site.

Q_1425

Note any special or emergency situations or any State or Federal mandates affecting the need for the project. Describe any threats to the property from negligence, development pressure or inappropriate treatment; be specific as to the seriousness and immediacy.

Q_5816

Explain how the project relates to/is consistent with Federal and New York State plans, such as the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), NYS Open Space Conservation Plan, New York State Historic Preservation Plan, or any other relevant statewide or Federal policies and programs (e.g., Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan, Preserve America, etc.). For Federal or State plans that are posted on the internet, cite the internet address and the specific pages of the documents where the proposed project is referenced.

Q_3450

Explain how the project relates to and advances regional, municipal, or community planning initiatives (for example, Comprehensive Plan, Watershed Management Plan, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, neighborhood plan, local trails plans, etc.) including historic preservation efforts.

Q_1385

Describe the public benefit that will result from completion of the project. Show why the State should participate in the cost of the project. What is the economic benefit of this project to the citizens and visitors of New York State?

Q_365

Describe project status: steps already completed, next steps, and any obstacles to proceeding.

Q_1434

Describe the administrative structures in place to administer the requested grant. Identify individuals who will be responsible for specific tasks, such as contract and grants administration, fiscal accounting, and project management. For those managers and professionals already hired, describe their qualifications. Summarize consultant selection process and schedule, noting whether it is completed, underway or proposed. For future hires, describe qualifications sought and procurement/hiring method.

Q_1573

Describe and document how costs meet eligibility requirements of the program.

Q_1574

Describe and document how costs clearly relate to and support activities in the proposed work plan.

Q_1575

Describe and document how the budget includes adequate detail for all project components involved, is cost-effective, presents necessary and realistic costs, and does not contain extraneous expenses.

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_1037

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 Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)/Woman-owned Business Enterprise (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_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.