Program Questions: Net Zero Energy for Economic Development
Does your project/facility intend to achieve net zero energy performance through either new construction or renovation of an existing facility? Note: By answering yes to this question, you are applying to NYSERDA's Net Zero Energy for Economic Development Program.
If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?
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
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)
Based on your selection from the previous question, enter your applicant ID number. (Please do not provide your social security number).
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
Legal Name of Applicant
Applicant First Name
Applicant Last Name
Applicant Street Address
Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)
Applicant Telephone Number, (please include area code)
Applicant Email Address
Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.
Contact First Name
Contact Last Name
Contact Street Address
Contact ZIP Code
Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)
Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.
Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.
Additional Project Contact First Name
Additional Project Contact Last Name
Additional Contact Title
Additional Contact Street Address
Additional Contact City
Additional Contact State
Additional Contact ZIP Code
Additional Contact Telephone Number
Additional Contact Email Address
Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
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?
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).
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?
Does your project provide opportunities for Veterans’ to participate in the workforce, or improve services to the Veterans’ and military families in New York?
If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.
Does your project advance downtown revitalization?
If Yes, please detail how it will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses and transform neighborhoods.
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.
Statement of Need
Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.
How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at
Current State of Project Development (i.e. planning, preliminary engineering, final design, etc. You may enter N/A for non-project related applications)
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)
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".
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).
If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).
If funding was awarded in prior CFA rounds, what were the CFA numbers for which funding was awarded? (separate multiple CFA numbers with commas)
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.
Please provide a comprehensive description of all work associated with this project proposal (scope, schedule, budget). Scope, schedule and budget should be scanned into a single PDF file and their total size cannot exceed 10 Megabytes (MB).
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).
Please indicate the building use for the proposed project.
Please indicate if the proposed project site is located in an area that is or was part of a previously submitted Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) proposal to a REDC.
If yes, please provide the downtown location and name of the DRI proposal.
Note: The location does not need to be the selected DRI proposal for any year.
Please explain how your business supports diversity in the workplace or the Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) goals of the state, if applicable.
Please describe your commitment to meet the net zero energy performance standard.
If the project will incorporate integrated design principles or if you will be pursuing a third-party performance standard (i.e. Passive House), please provide a brief description of those goals.
Please describe how your project is technically feasible, innovative, and superior to alternatives.
Provide detailed information on the estimated return on investment that the project identified in the application will generate (i.e. energy savings, productivity, improved work environment, etc.) for the project cost.
Please explain how this project can be replicated throughout the region or state.
If applicable, please explain how your project will demonstrate resiliency, including improved recovery time, or protection against factors related to extreme weather events or power outages?
If the proposed project is in an Opportunity Zone approved by the state, please identify the census tract.
If the proposed project is located on a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) designated Brownfield site, please provide the name of the site, the classification of the site, and the DEC assigned site number.
Is the proposed project in a community that has adopted NYStretch Code?
If yes, please provide a link or reference number to the governing body that adopted the NYStretch Code.
Please describe the degree of project readiness and likelihood of completion including, where applicable, if you have identified tenants for the completed project.
Please provide a brief explanation of your financial viability, strength of financials, and operating history.
By entering your name in the box below, you, the Applicant, certify that the information provided is true to the best of your knowledge. You certify the number provided is your correct taxpayer identification number (or you are waiting for a number to be issued to you); you are not subject to backup withholding because: (a) you are exempt from backup withholding, or (b) you have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has notified you that you are no longer subject to backup withholding; and you are a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person (as defined in IRS Form W-9).