Program Questions:
2018 Climate Smart Communities Grants

Q_6917

Are you a municipality defined as a county, city, town, or village of the State of New York or a borough of the City of New York?

Q_6920

Is your proposed project one of the following project types? 1) reduction of future flood risks, 2) increasing or preserving natural resilience, 3) replacing or right-sizing flow barriers, 4) extreme heat preparation, 5) emergency preparedness (excluding radio communications), 6) reduction of vehicle miles traveled, 7) reduction of food waste, 8) enhanced landfill gas capture, 9) reduction of refrigerant leakage, or 10) Climate Smart Communities certification.

Q_6921

Has an available and eligible source of local share in the amount of 50% of the project cost been identified in the application budget?

Q_6922

Has a resolution or signed statement from the municipal chief executive officer authorizing the submittal of the application and documenting the availability of the required 50% local share been obtained?

Q_6219

Can your proposed project be completed within a five-year contract term?

Q_6222

Are you registered, or have you mailed in your request for registration, in the NYS Grants Gateway?

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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_6923

Attach a copy of the resolution adopted by the applicant municipality, or a signed statement from the chief executive officer, authorizing submittal of the grant application and committing to the required 50% local match for this project.

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_6926

Is your project an implementation project?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_6927
      - Q_6928
      - Q_7012

Q_6927

Attach, as a single file, one or more maps depicting the location, site features, and specific climate vulnerabilities - including locations of populations and resources at risk - associated with the proposed project.

Q_6928

If necessary attach, as a single file, documentation of land ownership AND/OR a written access and use agreement for any property or facility associated with and necessary to accomplish the proposed project, AND/OR a draft or executed climate change mitigation easement, OR notarized written statement from the property owner in support of the project, indicating an agreement to enter into a climate change mitigation easement with the applicant.

Q_7012

If the project site is located in a potential environmental justice area as mapped by the Department of Environmental Conservation upload a map of the potential environmental justice area, indicating project site. Maps can be found at https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/911.html

Q_6929

Attach a proposed work program for the project, using the provided work plan template. Include all objectives, tasks, performance measures, and costs per task.

Q_6933

Please download and complete the budget template provided (fillable pdf), and then upload the completed budget as part of your application. Please include, as a single file containing the completed budget template and backup documentation (as available) such as specifically identified, typical, historical, or published supplier costs; DOT standard rental rates or municipal per hour equipment rates; and/or quotes received for services and/or goods that are included in the project budget.

Q_6932

If applicable, attach, as a single file, letters of commitment or other written agreements substantiating collaboration from each partner directly participating in the proposed project.

Q_6931

If land acquisition is being used for any portion of the 50% match, attach, as a single file, a map identifying the property, a current appraisal report, and a copy of the recorded deed conveying title. The property must be directly related to the proposed project.

Q_6935

Provide the estimated population size of the applicant municipality.

Q_6936

Provide the 2016 Median Household Income of the applicant municipality.

Q_6938

Is the project part of one of the following initiatives (check all that apply)
  • Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Opportunity Agenda Related project, Veterans' Related Project, None

Q_6937

Applicant is a (check one)
  • Certified Silver Climate Smart Community, Certified Bronze Climate Smart Community, Registered Climate Smart Community, Not a Climate Smart Community

Q_7016

Please provide a concise two sentence description of the project, including the municipality name.

Q_7282

Indicate the project type (check one).
  • Implementation-Adaptation, Implementation-Mitigation,Certification
    1. If Certification is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_7293
      - Q_7294
      - Q_7295
      - Q_7296
      - Q_7297
      - Q_7298
      - Q_7299
      - Q_7300
      - Q_7301
      - Q_7302
      - Q_7303
      - Q_7304
      - Q_7305
      - Q_7306
      - Q_7307
      - Q_7308
    2. If Implementation-Adaptation is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_7283
      - Q_7285
      - Q_7286
      - Q_7287
      - Q_7288
    3. If Implementation-Mitigation is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_7289
      - Q_7290
      - Q_7291
      - Q_7292

Q_7283

Identify the future climate conditions expected in the community that the project seeks to address. Include projections and reference the source(s) of the projections.

Q_7285

Explain the vulnerabilities and risks to the community, including populations and resources, associated with the conditions described in question Q7283.

Q_7286

Explain how, and the degree to which, the proposed project will adapt to, mitigate, and/or improve resilience to the vulnerabilities and risks described in Q7285 given the expected climate changes described in Q7283. Provide calculations and data.

Q_7287

List all permits and approvals necessary (local, state - including SEQRA, and federal) to complete the project and the schedule for obtaining them.

Q_7288

Is the project site located in a potential environmental justice area as mapped by the Department of Environmental Conservation? Maps are available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/911.html . Upload appropriate map of potential environmental justice area, indicating project site, to Q7012.

Q_7289

Identify the current and/or future greenhouse gas emissions expected in the community that your project seeks to address. Utilize local and/or regional greenhouse gas inventories and reference the source(s), data, and information.

Q_7290

Explain how, and the degree to which, the project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Provide calculations and data.

Q_7291

List all permits and approvals necessary (local, state - including SEQRA, and federal) to complete the project and the schedule for obtaining them.

Q_7292

Is the project site located in a potential environmental justice area as mapped by the Department of Environmental Conservation? Maps are available at https://www.dec.ny.gov/public/911.html . Upload appropriate map of potential environmental justice area, indicating project site, to Q7012.

Q_7293

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE2: Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Inventory?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7309 will be displayed

Q_7309

For PE2: Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Inventory, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7294

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE2: Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7310 will be displayed

Q_7310

For PE2: Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7295

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE2: Government Operations Climate Action Plan?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7311 will be displayed

Q_7311

For PE2: Government Operations Climate Action Plan, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7296

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE2: Community Climate Action Plan?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7312 will be displayed

Q_7312

For PE2: Community Climate Action Plan, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7297

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE3: Fleet Inventory?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7313 will be displayed

Q_7313

For PE3: Fleet Inventory, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7298

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE3: Fleet Efficiency Policy?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7314 will be displayed

Q_7314

For PE3: Fleet Efficiency Policy, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7299

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE5: Construction and Demolition Waste Policy?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7315 will be displayed

Q_7315

For PE5: Construction and Demolition Waste Policy, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7300

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE6: Comprehensive Plan with Sustainability Elements?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7316 will be displayed

Q_7316

For PE6: Comprehensive Plan with Sustainability Elements, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7301

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE6: Complete Streets Policy?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7317 will be displayed

Q_7317

For PE6: Complete Streets Policy, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7302

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE6: Planning and Infrastructure for Bicycling and Walking (planning only)?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7318 will be displayed

Q_7318

For PE6: Planning and Infrastructure for Bicycling and Walking (planning only), describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that result in a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the local area/region.

Q_7303

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE6: Natural Resource Inventory?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7319 will be displayed

Q_7319

For PE6: Natural Resource Inventory, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_7304

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE7: Climate Vulnerability Assessment?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7320 will be displayed

Q_7320

For PE7: Climate Vulnerability Assessment, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_7305

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE7: Climate-Smart Resiliency Planning?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7321 will be displayed

Q_7321

For PE7: Climate-Smart Resiliency Planning, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_7306

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE7: Climate Adaptation Strategies?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7322 will be displayed

Q_7322

For PE7: Climate Adaptation Strategies, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_7307

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE7: Heat Emergency Plan?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7323 will be displayed

Q_7323

For PE7: Heat Emergency Plan, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_7308

Will applicant complete Certification Action PE7: National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_7324 will be displayed

Q_7324

For PE7: National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, describe how the project will lead to future implementation projects that improve climate resilience in the local area/region.

Q_6941

Identify any partners working with the applicant to complete the proposed project. Describe their role(s) and their contribution to the tasks identified in the budget and work plan.

Q_6939

Was the proposed project specifically recommended by an adopted local or regional plan? Or is it a documented initiative of a climate, energy, or greenhouse gas task force or committee? Or is it consistent with or provides an indirect benefit to such recommendation or initiative? If so, describe the plan/initiative and how the project addresses a recommendation of the plan and/or the initiative.

Q_6943

Describe the process used to identify, prioritize, select, and design the proposed project.

Q_6948

Describe the sources of information used to estimate project budget, e.g., specifically identified, typical, historical, or published supplier costs. If available, upload quotes and other backup documents with the budget template in Q6933. Describe how these costs compare to similar projects in the same geographic area, market prices, and/or previously-funded projects.

Q_6950

Describe the amount and sources of all local match funds.

Q_6952

Describe the municipal or other local resources that are being leveraged to accomplish the project, if any.

Q_6942

Does the project build on previous investments and/or advance or improve previous projects or initiatives? Explain.

Q_6953

Will this project catalyze additional actions/projects related to this project's purpose that will not require state funding? Explain.

Q_6944

Does the project demonstrate a new technology or innovative approach? Explain.

Q_6945

Will the proposed approach be transferable to other communities or otherwise replicable elsewhere? Explain.

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_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_4471

By entering your name in the box below, you certify that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant 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 program 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.