Program Questions:
Local Government Efficiency Program

Q_1956

Are you an eligible NYS local government entity for the Local Government Efficiency program? The Local Government Efficiency program defines “local government entities” as counties, cities, towns, villages, special improvement districts, fire districts, public libraries, association libraries, water authorities, sewer authorities, regional planning and development boards, school districts, and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) advancing certain joint projects.

Q_4185

Will this project help local governments reduce expenditures, add revenues, streamline government management or operations, or improve service delivery?

Q_5706

Is the applicant able to provide the required matching funds for the project? See scoring tips for the local match requirements.

Q_1957

Are you developing a plan for a local government consolidation or dissolution under 'the New New York Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act' - General Municipal Law, Article 17-A? For a local government re-organization planning project pursuant to General Municipal Law, Article 17-A, please contact the Department of State directly for other available funding opportunities.

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_972

Project county or counties.

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_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_573

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

Q_572

Project Latitude (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_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_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_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_7027

Upload the relevant documentation showing the project is part of an adopted County Wide Shared Services Plan.

Q_6457

Using the Excel worksheet which may be accessed from the DOS website or through the link in the scoring tips section, applicants must provide an objective analysis of the anticipated financial impact of the project, including reductions in expenditures and/or increased revenues and potential tax levy impact resulting from the project, exclusive of any grant funding. Complete the worksheet with information from each applicant, save as a PDF and upload.

Q_7475

Using the Excel worksheet, which may be accessed from the DOS website or through the link in the scoring tips section, attach a Work Plan that includes the project timeline, and project objectives. Include a cost for each task and performance measure. https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/

Q_1978

Attach resolutions, municipal agreements, executed Intermunicipal Agreements or other items to the submission to help illustrate support for the application/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_3892

The LGE program prioritizes multi-year financial planning as vital to local government sustainability and the future success of a project. Please upload any documents that show that any of the partner local governments utilize multi-year financial planning. Applicants will receive points only if planning documents are uploaded with an application.

Q_7540

Have any of the local government applicants incurred operating deficits for each of the last three fiscal years or had an operating deficit of >10% in the last fiscal year? Use the Excel spreadsheet available at the Department of State's website to upload this information.

Q_6460

Applicants are required to create a plan for compliance with the Certified Minority-And Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Equal Employment Opportunities for Minority Group Members and Women requirements as part of this application. The plan will include a DETAILED statement, with the project description, on how you intend to meet the MWBE goals with your project. The following should be included in the statement: 1. Your project’s MWBE goal amount, determined by using the MWBE GOALS CALCULATION Template located here at http://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/. The link provided goes to the DOS main 'Grant Opportunities' webpage, please select the correct RFA title and required document can be found on that page. 2. The names of general circulation, trade association, and M/WBE-oriented publications in which you plan to solicit certified M/WBEs for the purposes of complying with the participation goals related to your project. 3. A list identifying the date(s) that all solicitations for certified M/WBE participation plan to be published in any of the above publications. 4. A list of all certified M/WBEs appearing in the NYS Directory of Certified Firms that will be solicited for purposes of complying with your certified M/WBE participation goal (The Directory can be viewed at: https://ny.newnycontracts.com/FrontEnd/VendorSearchPublic.asp?XID=7637&TN=ny). 5. Descriptions of the notices, dates of contact, letters, and any other correspondence that will be made to all certified M/WBEs. 6. A description of any contract documents, plans, or specifications to be made available to certified M/WBEs for bid solicitation purposes and the proposed date and manner in which these documents will be made available.

Q_3652

Please attach any additional information you would like to provide as support for the project.

Q_3369

List all the partners involved in the project and provide contact information.

Q_2961

LGE Priorities Will the project implement a planning project completed with SMSI or LGE funds? Yes/No

Q_2963

LGE Priorities Will the project implement a planning project completed with SMSI or LGE funds? Describe

Q_7026

Is the project part of an adopted County Wide Shared Services Plan?

Q_6497

Is the proposed project an implementation or a planning project? Implementation/Planning
  • Implementation,Planning
    1. If Implementation is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_6492
      - Q_6493
      - Q_6494
      - Q_6495
      - Q_6503
      - Q_6504
      - Q_6505
    2. If Planning is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_6506
      - Q_6507
      - Q_6508
      - Q_6509
      - Q_6510
      - Q_6511

Q_6492

How were the cost savings identified for the project determined?

Q_6493

Explain how the project will benefit taxpayers or rate payers in each local government through tax reduction, improved service delivery, or other metrics.

Q_6494

Explain how the project will change the management and/or operations of the local government processes associated with the impacted services.

Q_6503

Explain how the project will affect the delivery of services to the public.

Q_6495

Describe the performance measures applied to monitor the cost and effectiveness of operational changes and service delivery over time.

Q_6504

Describe the mechanism/process that the local governments will undertake to institutionalize the organizational and/or service delivery changes produced by the project. Describe how the applicants are prepared to work together to complete the project.

Q_6505

Describe the approach and process that will be followed to ensure ongoing public participation and stakeholder engagement during project development and implementation.

Q_6506

What type of Planning Project are you proposing to do?
  • General Study, Specific Function or Service Feasibility, Implementation Planning

Q_6507

Explain why the project has the potential to benefit taxpayers in each local government through tax reduction, improved service delivery, or other metrics if the planning project were to be implemented.

Q_6508

Explain why the planning project has the potential to improve the efficiency of local government processes (management and/or operations).

Q_6509

Explain why the planning project has the potential to make significant impacts on the delivery of services to the public.

Q_6510

Describe the commitment of all local government partners to complete the project.

Q_6511

Describe the approach and process that will be followed to ensure ongoing public participation and stakeholder engagement.

Q_5550

Explain how all budget and costs were determined.

Q_5551

Explain how the budget & work plan include adequate detail for all project components.

Q_5553

Explain how the budget supports all work plan components and does not contain extraneous components.

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_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.