Program Questions:
Council on the Arts - Workforce Investment (Round 8)

Q_5781

Is the lead applicant prequalified in the NY State Grants Gateway?

Q_6856

Is the lead applicant eligible to apply for funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)?

Q_5782

Is the lead applicant applying to other New York State Council on the Arts program(s) for funding for this project?

Q_6403

Eligible applicants may only apply to one of the three categories: 1) Arts and Cultural Impact Programming, 2) Workforce Investment, or 3) Workforce Readiness. Please confirm that the organization is applying to only one category.

Q_6441

Has the applicant already received a Workforce Investment grant?

Q_6857

Is the request amount between $25,000 -$75,000 for one year of salary support?

Q_6475

Will the organization provide a 25% cash match to this grant?

Q_5933

Will the funds support wages to expand a current part-time employee to full-time or to hire a new full or part-time employee?

Q_6858

Is the organization's operational budget of $1,000,000 or less (before depreciation)?Organizational Budget size is determined by the audit used for Grants Gateway at Pre-Qualification. OR If above $1,000,000 is the organization applying to the Resident Artist focus area?

Q_6861

Will the project activities take place between March 2019 and February 2020?

Q_5767

Will the project involve any regrant activity or funding for capital projects?

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_5716

Please submit 1 page job announcement and detailed job description for the new position OR for an expanded position, a 1-page resume of staff member being expanded to full-time and job description of expanded role.

Q_7536

Please submit brief bios of the organization’s leadership.

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_7537

Please submit a current organizational chart including names and titles of all staff and board members. Please note with an asterisk the new or expanded position for which funding is being sought.

Q_7519

This question is only required for Focus 3: Resident Artist Position: Please include a brief bio for the artist and describe any previous experience the artist has working with your organization or its leaders/staff

Q_7535

OPTIONAL: Please provide relevant letters of support and/or partnership.

Q_7539

If you are applying to either FOCUS 1: Administrative Position OR FOCUS 2: Artistic Position: Please submit a 1-2 page recruitment plan including key search personnel conducting the search and hire timeline. -OR- If you are applying to FOCUS 3: Resident Artist Position: Please upload a PDF of a brief (1 page), signed statement of intent from the artist. The artist should address the proposed activities and reasons for wanting to participate in a residency with this organization in this community. They should describe their existing relationship to the organization and community, goals and activities to be undertaken, expectations for the time commitment they will make to the residency, and particular qualities and experience that make them a good candidate for such a program.

Q_6887

Please submit a NYSCA Organization Budget form for the current fiscal year. Upon completing the form, save the document as a PDF to upload.

Q_7525

Indicate which focus area you are applying for in the Workforce Investment Category. Please select from one of the following focus areas: *Please note: If you are applying for a Resident Artist Position, you must have already identified the artist with whom you are applying (and provide a signed statement of intent from that individual when prompted in this application). If you are applying for a new artistic or administrative staff position, you do not need to have identified the candidate prior to applying.
  • FOCUS 1: Administrative Position, FOCUS 2: Artistic Position, FOCUS 3: Resident Artist Position
    1. If FOCUS 3: Resident Artist Position is selected then Q_6463 will be displayed

Q_5938

Please provide a 1-2 sentence press release ready description of the proposed project.This description will appear in the REDC Awards Booklet if the project is funded. Please be clear and concise. Descriptions should follow this format: ORGANIZATION NAME will expand/hire a POSITION NAME to OUTLINE NEW TASKS/IMPACT ON THE ORGANIZATION.

Q_6463

Concisely describe the public engagement project proposed by the artist, providing information on the community it will serve as well as the project itself. Describe the goals of the project, the overall expected contribution to the cultural and economic life of the designated community, the nature of the interaction with that community, and offer at least one specific outcome. Describe what will be planned, designed, acquired and/or constructed.

Q_5939

Please indicate if this request for the expansion of an existing position or for a new position.
  • Expanded, New
    1. If Expanded is selected then Q_5942 will be displayed
    2. If New is selected then Q_5941 will be displayed

Q_5941

Please outline the hiring timeline and recruitment process. Indicate the criteria to be used for candidate selection, evaluation periods and process and expected start date. Include the organization’s diversity recruitment strategies, specifying the communities to be targeted.

Q_5942

What is the rationale and expectations for expanding this position? Detail the expanded responsibilities and functions.

Q_7514

Concisely describe the role the employee will fill through a paid position, including title; core responsibilities; work schedule or additional hours per week; salary/wages; explain the need for the employee, and how the proposed pay fits within the broader salary structure of the organization. If this application is for FOCUS 3: Resident Artist Position: Please describe how the resident artist position will be integrated into the broader staff structure of the organization. Who on the staff will be the point person for the residency, what expectations will you have for the artist’s participation in organizational activities (like staff/board meetings and events and time commitment on-site, if any), and how will these expectations be communicated and agreed upon? How does the proposed compensation fit within the organization’s broader salary structure?

Q_6885

What are the plans to maintain this expanded or new position following the end of the grant period (February 2020)? Please indicate possible sources of funding.

Q_5943

How will this position advance organizational development, capacity building, economic impact and community development? Be sure to outline how the position will be evaluated in meeting the goals for organizational development.

Q_7523

How is this initiative new and different from any similar project currently or previously undertaken? If any aspect of this initiative been evaluated for funding by any NYSCA program, including REDC in prior years, be sure to describe the project and include the program name, funding year and amount received. Further, if receiving other NYSCA support, please describe how this REDC request is unique and wholly separate from any other NYSCA funded activity. If the proposed initiative is not new, please explain what activities REDC funding would enable you to accomplish that you would not be able to otherwise.

Q_6886

If you received NYSCA-REDC funding in the past, list the project, year funded, describe the funded project(s), and speak about its outcome.

Q_7524

Describe in detail the board and/or governing body of the lead applicant, including committee structure, diversity, meeting schedule and governance approach to staff and fiscal oversight. How will the board and/or governing body be involved in the recruitment process or post-hire activities for the proposed position?

Q_5776

Please provide the lead applicant’s mission statement and a brief overview of the organization, including date founded and core activities and services. Indicate how the proposed project factor into the organization’s overall mission.

Q_7508

Please provide the URL of the lead applicant's website.

Q_5778

Please provide the Charities Registration Number of the lead applicant.

Q_5779

Please provide the Federal Employer ID# (FEI) / TaxID# of the lead applicant.