Program Questions:
Empire State Development Grant Funds

Q_3115

Does the proposed project budget only include capital expenditures? By selecting yes, you are confirming that project funding will only be used for one or more of the following categories:

- Acquisition of land, building, machinery and/or equipment
- Acquisition of existing business and/or assets;
- Demolition and environmental remediation;
- New construction, renovation or leasehold improvements;
- Acquisition of furniture and fixtures;
- Soft costs up to twenty-five percent (25%) of total project costs; and
- Planning and feasibility studies related to a specific capital project
  • Threshold
  • Yes
  • Yes/No

Q_3116

Have any of the expenses for this project (or, in the case of a multi-phase project, the phase of the project for which funds are being requested) been incurred or are expected to be incurred prior to an award of funding?
  • Threshold
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • ESD funding awards are offered as an incentive to undertake a project. Therefore, ESD cannot consider assistance for project activities commenced or committed to (such as ordering machinery and equipment and committing to land purchase) prior to the announcement of funding awards. In addition, investment and expenses incurred prior to submission of a CFA should not be included in project budgets. By selecting no, you are confirming that project activity (or, in the case of a project with multiple stages, activity for the project stage described in this application) will not commence or be committed to prior to the announcement of funding awards.  If your project has extenuating circumstances that present a conflict with this requirement, please contact your ESD Regional Office.

Q_3118

Does the proposed project budget include a 10% cash equity contribution from the Applicant?
  • Threshold
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • Equity is defined as cash injected into the project by the Applicant or by investors and should be auditable through Applicant financial statements or accounts, if so requested by ESD.  Equity cannot be borrowed money secured by the assets in the project or grants from a government source.

     

Q_6702

Will the funds be used by the recipient (applicant) to create a program to disburse funds to sub-recipients?
  • Threshold
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • Block grant projects and revolving loan funds are not eligible to apply for ESD Grant funds.

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).
  • Location
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_565

Project City
  • Location
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_568

Project State
  • Location
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • 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
  • AA

Q_972

Project county or counties.
  • Location
  • Yes
  • NYS County Multiple Choice

Q_1034

Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)
  • Location
  • Yes
  • Short Answer
  • To locate a Zip Code, click HERE

     

     

Q_3527

US Congressional District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • Location
  • No
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • 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
  • To determine the US Congressional District, click HERE

Q_616

For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".
  • Location
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 200

Q_572

Project Latitude (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • Location
  • No
  • Decimal

Q_573

Project Longitude (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • Location
  • No
  • Decimal

Q_184

NYS Assembly District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • Location
  • No
  • Integer

Q_190

NY Senate District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • Location
  • No
  • Integer

Q_549

Type of Applicant (select all that apply)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Multi Choice
  • 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_550

If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_556

Select an applicant ID type from the list below that you normally use to identify your organization on application forms.
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Multi Choice
  • Charity Reg #, Duns Number, Federal Tax ID Number, NYS Unemployment Insurance Tax Number, Social Security Number, NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS)
  • Applicants will be required to provide the specified ID number upon request by the funding agencies.

Q_2655

Based on your selection from the previous question, enter your applicant ID number. (Please do not provide your social security number).
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_969

If you are a business, have you been certified as a New York State Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)?
  • Basic
  • No
  • Single Choice Radio Button
  • Yes, No, N/A

Q_546

Organization Legal Name
  • Applicant Information
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer
  • If applying in the name of a business please type in the name as it appears on your business papers. If applying as an individual insert your name here.

Q_5416

Applicant First Name
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5417

Applicant Last Name
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_551

Applicant Street Address
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_552

Applicant City
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_553

Applicant State
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • State Dropdown

Q_554

Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer
  • To look up a zip code, click HERE

Q_651

Applicant Telephone Number (please include area code)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Phone

Q_555

Applicant Email Address
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Email

Q_5257

Contact Salutation
  • Basic
  • No
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_547

Contact First Name
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_1049

Contact Last Name
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_1050

Contact Title
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_5490

Primary Organization
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3688

Contact Street Address
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_3689

Contact City
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_3690

Contact State
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • State Dropdown

Q_3691

Contact ZIP Code (please use ZIP+4 if known)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_562

Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Phone

Q_3692

Contact Email
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Email

Q_5475

Contract Salutation
  • Basic
  • No
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_5476

Contract First
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5477

Contract Last
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5478

Contract Title
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_5491

Authorized Organization
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_5479

Contract Street
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5480

Contract City
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5481

Contract State
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • State Dropdown

Q_5482

Contract Zip (please use ZIP+4 if known)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5483

Contract Phone (please include area code)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Phone

Q_5484

Contract Email
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Email

Q_5493

Additional Salutation
  • Basic
  • No
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_1052

Additional Project Contact First Name
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_970

Additional Project Contact Last Name
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_1051

Additional Contact Title
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_5492

Additional Organization
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3693

Additional Contact Street Address
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3694

Additional Contact City
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3695

Additional Contact State
  • Basic
  • No
  • State Dropdown

Q_3696

Additional Contact ZIP (please use ZIP+4 if known)
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number (please include area code)
  • Basic
  • No
  • Phone

Q_561

Additional Contact Email Address
  • Basic
  • No
  • Email

Q_4199

Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • 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, Recreation,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.
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • 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_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.
  • Project Description
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 1200
  • Please includes details relevant to all programs on this application. Programs on this application are: {{program_list}}

Q_976

Statement of Need
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 850
  • Provide a brief summary of the need for the project in the geographic area proposed, the project's financing needs, including funding gaps and, where applicable, describe the additional short and long term jobs that will be created through the development of the proposed project.

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/ )
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 850
  • Describe how the proposed project advances the REDC/URI plan for the region, specifically linking the project to the region’s goals, strategies, and targeted industry clusters. A response to this question should directly and specifically link the project to a section or sections of REDC/URI plan for the region.

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.
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 850
  • The REDC and Upstate Revitalization Initiative’s (URI) are designed to support projects that will help transform the region’s economy. Applicants seeking these resources should explain why the project is a priority for the region. Providing details on the impact of the project such as the ability to create net new high paying jobs, the extent of private sector support, the impact it has on the community, and how the project will advance, in a meaningful way, the implementation of the REDC/URI plans, will help the REDCs and state during review.

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?
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • In 2013 Regional Councils developed Opportunity Agendas to ensure poor communities were included in the economic revitalization spurred by the work and the funding of the Regional Economic Development Councils. Whether they are workforce skills training and job linkage programs to opportunities created by REDC priority projects, infrastructure improvements eliminating restrictions to economic growth in these areas, social services to address challenges facing the long-term unemployed, or transportation assistance to reach newly created jobs, each Opportunity Agenda seeks to bolster economic productivity across New York State by helping these communities overcome barriers to economic success.

    Please review your region’s Opportunity Agenda by clicking on the appropriate link below, and explain how your project would use state dollars to eliminate barriers to the skilled labor market for unemployed and underemployed individuals living in poverty in your region. Please describe how your project relies, if at all, on collaboration at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).
    OPPORTUNITY AGENDA:

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).
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 0 - 850
  • In 2013 Regional Councils developed Opportunity Agendas to ensure poor communities were included in the economic revitalization spurred by the work and the funding of the Regional Economic Development Councils. Whether they are workforce skills training and job linkage programs to opportunities created by REDC priority projects, infrastructure improvements eliminating restrictions to economic growth in these areas, social services to address challenges facing the long-term unemployed, or transportation assistance to reach newly created jobs, each Opportunity Agenda seeks to bolster economic productivity across New York State by helping these communities overcome barriers to economic success.

    Please review your region’s Opportunity Agenda by clicking on the appropriate link below, and explain how your project would use state dollars to eliminate barriers to the skilled labor market for unemployed and underemployed individuals living in poverty in your region. Please describe how your project relies, if at all, on collaboration at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).
    OPPORTUNITY AGENDA:

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?
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 0 - 850
  • In 2013 Regional Councils developed Opportunity Agendas to ensure poor communities were included in the economic revitalization spurred by the work and the funding of the Regional Economic Development Councils. Whether they are workforce skills training and job linkage programs to opportunities created by REDC priority projects, infrastructure improvements eliminating restrictions to economic growth in these areas, social services to address challenges facing the long-term unemployed, or transportation assistance to reach newly created jobs, each Opportunity Agenda seeks to bolster economic productivity across New York State by helping these communities overcome barriers to economic success.

    Please review your region’s Opportunity Agenda by clicking on the appropriate link below, and explain how your project would use state dollars to eliminate barriers to the skilled labor market for unemployed and underemployed individuals living in poverty in your region. Please describe how your project relies, if at all, on collaboration at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).
    OPPORTUNITY AGENDA:

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?
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_4201 will be displayed

Q_4201

If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 750

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)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

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)
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 850

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".
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 1 - 400

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).
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_1054

If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 0 - 850

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)
  • Prior CFA Funding
  • Basic
  • No
  • Short Answer

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.
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 5000

Q_9527

Does your project advance downtown revitalization and strategic community investment?
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • Priority consideration may be given to proposals which demonstrate they will advance downtown revitalization and strategic place making through transformative housing, economic development, transportation and community projects that will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses - creating dynamic neighborhoods where tomorrow’s workforce will want to live, work, and raise a family. Projects should reflect the general principles of smart growth and sustainable development.  For more information, please review the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and REDC Guidebook.

Q_9528

If Yes, please detail how it will advance downtown revitalization and strategic community investment.
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 750
  • Priority consideration may be given to proposals which demonstrate they will advance downtown revitalization and strategic place making through transformative housing, economic development, transportation and community projects that will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses - creating dynamic neighborhoods where tomorrow’s workforce will want to live, work, and raise a family. Projects should reflect the general principles of smart growth and sustainable development.  For more information, please review the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and REDC Guidebook.

Q_9529

Does your project improve access to child care?
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • Despite record investments in child care, many New Yorkers still struggle to access high quality child care.  This issue forces families to choose between quality child care and employment or places families in the position to use unlicensed child care providers.  Applicants should provide any information about their project that works to improve access to child care. For more information, please review the REDC Guidebook.

Q_9530

If Yes, please detail how it will improve access to child care.
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 750
  • Despite record investments in child care, many New Yorkers still struggle to access high quality child care.  This issue forces families to choose between quality child care and employment or places families in the position to use unlicensed child care providers.  Applicants should provide any information about their project that works to improve access to child care. For more information, please review the REDC Guidebook.

Q_9531

Does your project incorporate environmental justice practices?
  • Basic
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
  • Environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.  As we transition to a greener economy, it is imperative that no subset of the population be marginalized or left behind. Applicants should provide any information about how their project actively works to address these issues. For more information, please review the REDC Guidebook.

Q_9532

If Yes, please detail how it will incorporate environmental justice practices.
  • Basic
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 1 - 750
  • Environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.  As we transition to a greener economy, it is imperative that no subset of the population be marginalized or left behind. Applicants should provide any information about how their project actively works to address these issues. For more information, please review the REDC Guidebook.

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 30 Megabytes (MB).
  • Attachment
  • No
  • Attachment

Q_9429

Attach 2018 financial documents

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2018. For-publicly traded companies, please provide Form 10-K for 2018.
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment
  • Financial statements should be audited or reviewed.  If the statements are only compiled, they must be accompanied by copies of signed Federal tax returns (3 yrs).  Financial statements should be provided by the parent company or any individual owning 50% or greater of the Applicant) unless the Applicant prepares separate audited or reviewed financial statements or files separate tax returns from the parent.

     

    For information about this requirement, contact your local ESD Regional Office. https://esd.ny.gov/regions

Q_11621

Attach 2019 financial documents

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2019. For-publicly traded companies, please provide Form 10-K for 2019.
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment
  • Financial statements should be audited or reviewed.  If the statements are only compiled, they must be accompanied by copies of signed Federal tax returns (3 yrs).  Financial statements should be provided by the parent company or any individual owning 50% or greater of the Applicant) unless the Applicant prepares separate audited or reviewed financial statements or files separate tax returns from the parent.

     

    For information about this requirement, contact your local ESD Regional Office. https://esd.ny.gov/regions

Q_12172

Attach 2020 financial documents.

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide audited or reviewed financials, or compiled financials with signed tax returns, for 2020. For publicly traded companies please provide Form 10-K for 2020.
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment
  • Financial statements should be audited or reviewed.  If the statements are only compiled, they must be accompanied by copies of signed Federal tax returns (3 yrs).  Financial statements should be provided by the parent company or any individual owning 50% or greater of the Applicant) unless the Applicant prepares separate audited or reviewed financial statements or files separate tax returns from the parent.

     
    For information about this requirement, contact your local ESD Regional Office. https://esd.ny.gov/regions

Q_12173

Attach interim financials for 2021

For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide interim financials for 2021, certified by a company officer. For publicly traded companies, please provide the most recent Form 10-Q.
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment

Q_2165

For Start-up companies, in addition to the documents listed above provide: 1) Financial projections (5 years) 2) Personal financial statements from a personal guarantor(s) of the start-up company 3) Principal resumes
  • Attachment
  • No
  • Attachment
  • For information about this requirement, contact your local ESD Regional Office. https://esd.ny.gov/regions

     

     

Q_2331

Attach an organizational chart and/or description of ownership structure including the percentage of ownership for each individual entity.
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment
  • For privately owned companies, IDAs, not-for-profits, educational institutions, start-ups, municipalities, or any business or organization other than publicly traded companies, please provide an organizational chart and/or description of ownership structure, including the percentage of ownership for each individual/entity. If the company is a parent, subsidiary and/or affiliate of another company, please provide a description of the relationship. Additional financial information may be requested

Q_5689

Attach a short or long Environmental Assessment Form

Project review pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) must be completed prior to the award of any state funds. For projects classified as Type I or Unlisted actions, submit a short or long Environmental Assessment Form. See "Scoring Tips" for links to forms.

Q_2333

If review of the project has been completed pursuant to State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please submit the Negative Declaration or Findings Statement, or Finding of No Significant Impact or Record of Decision.
  • Attachment
  • No
  • Attachment

Q_2334

Provide a list of all other 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, please upload an attachment that indicates "NA".
  • Attachment
  • Yes
  • Attachment

Q_2164

Please concisely describe the proposed project, indicating the location, what will be planned, designed and/or constructed, the issues/opportunities to be addressed and expected outcomes and deliverables.
  • General Project Questions -
    In the beginning of the Application, you were asked to describe your overall project, which may include multiple phases, such as in the case of a major infrastructure project or redevelopment of a specific geographic area. Please note that this section of the Application is specific to the phase of the project for which ESD grant funds are being requested through this CFA, NOT the overall project.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 0 - 1500
  • If your project is a multi-phase project, concisely describe ONLY the phase of the project for which ESD grant funds are being requested via this CFA.

      

Q_7541

Generally, applicants should not apply for, nor will be considered for, more than twenty percent (20%) of the financing for any particular project based on the eligible total project cost. Typically, awards will be less than 20% of the eligible total project cost. See CFA Resources Available Document for more information: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/.

Does the proposed budget reflect that ESD grants generally fund no more than 20% of the eligible total project costs?
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Yes/No

Q_3175

Should the full amount of the Applicant's ESD funding request not be awarded, at what minimum level of ESD funding does the project become unfeasible?
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 0 - 1500

Q_7542

Please provide a 2-4 sentence press release ready description of the proposed project. This description may appear in the REDC Awards Booklet if the project is funded. Please be clear and concise.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 0 - 500

Q_5590

Please provide a concise narrative describing the applicant’s history and current operations. Include information about company/organization size, products, services, market share, position within the industry, competitors and the year in which the company was formed, etc.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 1 - 1000

Q_2336

Briefly describe the activity that the project involves in terms of product(s) or services(s) that will be provided at the project location.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 1 - 1500

Q_1142

Indicate the Primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code associated with the activity of the business at the project location.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Short Answer
  •  For help determining the NAICS Code, click  HERE

Q_2219

Describe how the capital investment for which you are seeking funding will make it possible to reach your business or organizational goals, such as changes to profitability, productivity, market share, product offerings, or other results relevant to your goals.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • any

Q_12362

Do you intend to apply to other programs that are part of the REDC Initiative subject to the 4:00PM July 30th deadline? A full list of these programs can be found in the CFA Resources Available Guide on the REDC Homepage: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_12363 will be displayed

Q_12363

Please explain what programs you intend to apply to and the anticipated funds that will be requested.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • 0 - 750

Q_3134

Is a third party being used to complete this application such as consultant, accountant or attorney?
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Yes/No

Q_3136

If you are a third party completing this application you must disclose your name, company and contact information.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Long Answer
  • 0 - 100

Q_1233

What tasks and steps need to be completed before the project can begin (e.g. obtaining permits, licenses, hiring staff, etc.)
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • any

Q_1409

What is the first project year? (e.g. the year equipment will be ordered or when first expenditures are expected to be made)
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_3133

Is the proposed project located in a highly distressed area? If so, please provide information that will help ESD confirm that the area is highly distressed.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Long Answer
  • 1 - 1500
  • In determining whether a project is in a highly distressed area, ESD considers whether the area is characterized by pervasive poverty, high unemployment, and general economic distress based on characteristics including but not limited to:

     
    •    a poverty rate of at least twenty percent, or if the area does not contain a census tract or tracts, a block numbering area, or a city, town, or village, a poverty rate of at least thirteen percent;
    •  an unemployment rate of at least 1.25 times the statewide unemployment rate;
    •  significant job loss from one employer or in a particular industry;
    • the President of the United States declares the area a natural disaster area;
    • closure or realignment of a defense or military base or facility;
    • contraction or discontinuance of a State hospital or mental hygiene facility;
    •  population and employment decline,increase in unemployment and public assistance recipients,decline in real property values, decline in per capita income,abandoned property and deteriorated industrial, commercial, and residential properties, a decline in business establishments, obsolescence in plant capacity, loss of markets to foreign competition, the unavailability of expansion financing, poor access to markets, and other indictors of chronic and severe economic distress;
    • potential to attract private investment that will employ unemployed or economically disadvantaged persons;
    • substantial public and private commitments to a long-term economic revitalization program and the capacity to manage the program;
    • a plan that states the area’s needs, proposals for meeting such needs, the process for routine periodic evaluation of progress in implementing the plan and compilation of essential information for such evaluation;
    •  applicable land use laws or regulations allow the use of at least twenty-five percent of the area for commercial or industrial activity; and
    • twenty-five percent or more of the area is vacant, abandoned, or otherwise available for industrial or commercial development.

     

     

Q_6069

Does your application contain 1) trade secrets, (2) information that, if disclosed, would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of your organization, or (3) critical infrastructure information? (All efforts should be made to provide such Information in the questions marked as “restricted.”)
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Yes/No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_6070 will be displayed
  • Applications to the State, including their accompanying documents, are subject to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) found in Article 6 of the N.Y. Public Officer Law. FOIL provides that certain records are exempt from disclosure, including those that contain (1) trade secrets, (2) information that, if disclosed, would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of your organization, or (3) critical infrastructure information. Records may be redacted to protect only the portions of documents that fall within a FOIL exemption. An entire document may not be withheld if only a portion of the document is exempt from disclosure. Blanket assertions that information is a trade secret, confidential, or proprietary are insufficient to justify withholding information under FOIL. The identified information will be reviewed and a determination will be made as to whether the information is exempt from disclosure under FOIL.  The State’s determination may be appealed pursuant to POL §89(5)(c). Pursuant to POL §87(2)(b), the State will redact information that “if disclosed would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”

Q_6070

Please identify the Question # and specific language for those portions of your application and accompanying documents you believe fall under these exemptions, and provide a detailed justification for the exemption from disclosure. See Scoring Tips for formatting and additional information.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Long Answer
  • 0 -
  •  Examples:

    Q_1234 - The information provided in Line 6 includes the vendor, equipment specifications and a cost structure that will give “John Smith’s Manufacturing Inc.” a competitive disadvantage if our competitors were to find out the specifications of the machines used to manufacture our product.

    Q_4321 (Attachment) – Page 3, lines 6, 7, and 8, contains specifics of our manufacturing process that are proprietary and if revealed would put “John Smith’s Manufacturing Inc.” at a competitive disadvantage.

Q_3006

Qualified Investments
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0
  • Excelsior Jobs Program: Qualified investments are tangible personal property, including a building or structural component of a building, owned by the applicant that is depreciable per IRC Section 164, has a useful life of 4 years or more, is acquired by purchase as defined in IRC Section 179(d), is located in NYS, and is placed in service on or after the date certified eligible for the Excelsior Jobs Program.

Q_3007

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3008

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3009

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3010

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3012

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0
  • * Eligible investment for ESD Grant Funds; generally not eligible investment for Excelsior Jobs Program.

Q_3014

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3015

Qualified Investments Year 1
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3017

Qualified Investments Building Acquisition
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3018

Qualified Investments Building Renovation Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3019

Qualified Investments New Construction Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3020

Qualified Investments Production Machinery Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3022

Qualified Investments Furniture, fixtures Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3024

Qualified Investments Land Acquisition * Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3027

Qualified Investments Demolition Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3028

Qualified Investments Year 2
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3030

Qualified Investments Building Acquisition
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3031

Qualified Investments Building Renovation Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3032

Qualified Investments New Construction Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3033

Qualified Investments Production Machinery Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3034

Qualified Investments Furniture, fixtures Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3036

Qualified Investments Land Acquisition * Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3039

Qualified Investments Demolition Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3040

Qualified Investments Year 3
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3042

Qualified Investments Building Acquisition
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3043

Qualified Investments Building Renovation Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3044

Qualified Investments New Construction Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3045

Qualified Investments Production Machinery Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3046

Qualified Investments Furniture, fixtures Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3048

Qualified Investments Land Acquisition * Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3050

Qualified Investments Demolition Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3051

Qualified Investments Year 4
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3053

Qualified Investments Building Acquisition
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3054

Qualified Investments Building Renovation Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3055

Qualified Investments New Construction Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3056

Qualified Investments Production Machinery Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3057

Qualified Investments Furniture, fixtures Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3059

Qualified Investments Land Acquisition * Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3061

Qualified Investments Demolition Year 5
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_3062

Qualified Investments Year 5
  • Project Costs by Year: Please enter the annual anticipated Project Costs based on the year that the investment will be made. These Project Costs should match the information in the Program Budget section.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Money
  • 0

Q_2195

Indicate how many existing full-time equivalent jobs the applicant employs in all NYS LOCATIONS.
  • Job Creation and Retention Questions: The following questions are for committed, direct jobs only. Note that if awarded funding, Applicant must document existing and new jobs via submission of NY-45 forms. Questions about other jobs, such as Indirect Jobs and Construction Jobs, follow this section.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Integer
  • A Full-time equivalent job equals any combination of two or more part-time jobs that, when combined together, constitute the equivalent of a job of at least 35 hours per week.  NOTE: Your base employment for Excelsior is calculated using the prior 4 quarters from when you are accepted into the program.

     

Q_2199

Indicate the average annual wage for existing full-time equivalent employees the applicant employs in all NYS Locations as of the date this application is finalized.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_1365

Indicate how many of the total existing full-time equivalent employees in New York State are contract employees.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer
  • .

    A Full-time Contract Employee is a full-time private sector employee (or self-employed person) who is not on the applicant’s payroll but who works for the applicant for a minimum of 35 hours per week providing services that would otherwise be provided by a Full-time Permanent Employee. The position held by a Full-time Contract Employee is a year round position.

Q_2196

Indicate how many existing full-time equivalent jobs the applicant employs at all PROJECT LOCATION(S).
  • All PROJECT Locations
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer
  •  NOTE: A full-time equivalent job equals any combination of two or more part-time jobs that, when combined together, constitute the equivalent of a job of at least 35 hours per week. Please note if any of these positions are contract employees and if so, how many of the total are contract employees.

     

Q_1186

Indicate the average annual wage for the employees at the Project Location as of the date this application is finalized.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_1366

Indicate how many of the total existing full-time equivalent employees at the Project Location are contract employees.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer
  •  

    A Full-time Contract Employee is a full-time private sector employee (or self-employed person) who is not on the applicant’s payroll but who works for the applicant for a minimum of 35 hours per week providing services that would otherwise be provided by a Full-time Permanent Employee. The position held by a Full-time Contract Employee is a year round position.

Q_1196

How many of the existing jobs at the project location(s) are at risk if the project does not go forward.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer
  •  

    "At Risk" shall mean a permanent Full-time employee position currently located in New York State that is found by ESD to be at risk of being lost or moved out of state based on compelling information provided by the applicant.

     

Q_2175

What percentage of the project's employees are/will be residents of New York State?
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_2178

Will any other non-construction jobs result from the project? For example, this could include jobs created by tenants at an incubator or mixed-use development or as a result of the creation of a job training center. If so, please estimate how many jobs, explain how these jobs will be created, and explain the method used to determine the job number estimate.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_2372

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.

  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Integer

Q_4167

Definition of full-time equivalent employee: (1) a full-time, permanent, private-sector employee on the Recipient's payroll, who has worked at the Project Location for a minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who is entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended by Recipient to other employees with comparable rank and duties; or (ii) two part-time, permanent, private-sector employees on Recipient's payroll, who have worked at the Project Location for a combined minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who are entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended by Recipient to other employees with comparable rank and duties.

For the Excelsior Jobs Program: a full-time permanent employee must be on the payroll for at least six months of a year in order to qualify for benefits. Jobs transferred from employment with another business located in the State including from a related person in this State are not net new jobs for purposes of the employment commitment.

Indicate the year employment begins under Year 1 for your project here:

  • NET NEW JOBS (DIRECT JOBS ONLY)
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer
  • NOTE: The base employment for Excelsior is calculated using the prior 4 quarters from when you are accepted into the program.

Q_7506

Indicate how many new full-time equivalent employees (using the definition in the question above) the company will create over 5 years.

If awarded, your company or entity will be held to the job creation commitments as outlined in this question and table below. For grants, should you fail to meet the job creation commitments, recapture provisions may apply. For Excelsior, each years job commitment is evaluated separately to determine if tax credits can be issued.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Integer

Q_3064

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 1. Enter the type of job by general category.
2. Enter the gross annual wages for each job type.
3. List the number of net new jobs. Please enter CUMULATIVE job totals, i.e. if there are 10 jobs being created each year for 5 years, enter as 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

Please note that if you are completing the URI Phase 1 - Intent to Propose, you are not required to complete the table below at this time as this information will be available to enter in during phase 2 of the application.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3065

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_3066

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3067

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3068

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3069

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3070

Net New Job Information
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3071

Net New Job Information Job Type/Category
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3072

Net New Job Information 2 Avg Gross Wages/Job Type
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_3073

Net New Job Information 2 Year 1 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3074

Net New Job Information 2 Year 2 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3075

Net New Job Information 2 Year 3 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3076

Net New Job Information 2 Year 4 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3077

Net New Job Information 2 Year 5 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3078

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) Job Type/Category
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3079

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Avg Gross Wages/Job Type
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_3080

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Year 1 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3081

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Year 2 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3082

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Year 3 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3083

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Year 4 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3084

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 3 Year 5 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3086

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) Job Type/Category
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3089

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Avg Gross Wages/Job Type
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_3090

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Year 1 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3091

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Year 2 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3092

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Year 3 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3093

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Year 4 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3094

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 4 Year 5 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3095

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) Job Type/Category
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3096

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Avg Gross Wages/Job Type
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Money

Q_3097

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Year 1 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3098

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Year 2 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3099

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Year 3 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3100

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Year 4 -
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_3101

Net New Job Information (Enter Cumulatively) 5 Year 5 -
  • In the Table below, provide a breakdown by general category/job type to indicate how many new full-time equivalent employees the company will create cumulatively by year (using the definition in the question above). The total in the bottom right hand corner needs to equal the number in the previous question.

    1) Enter the type of job by general category.

    2) Enter the average gross annual wages for each job type.

    3) Enter CUMULATIVE job totals in the table below. Cumulative job totals mean that each subsequent year in the chart includes jobs created in all prior years. The job number in the bottom right hand corner on the chart is the full number of jobs created over all five years and needs to equal the number in the previous question.

    i.e. if there are 10 jobs being created each year for 5 years in one category, enter 10 for year 1; 20 for year 2; 30 for year 3; 40 for year 4; 50 for year 5.

    If awarded, your company or entity will be held to the job creation commitments as outlined in the table below and question above. For grants, should you fail to meet the job creation commitments, recapture provisions may apply. For Excelsior, each years job commitment is evaluated separately to determine if tax credits can be issued.
  • Standard Question
  • No
  • Integer

Q_5719

Does the project site involve or is it substantially contiguous to a property listed or recommended for listing in the NY State or National Registers of Historic Places? Consult the National Register Information System at http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/research/ to find out if a property is listed. The Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS) tool is located here . Indicate Yes, No, N/A. Click "Scoring Tips" for more information.
  • Environmental and Historic Preservation Questions
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Radio Button
  • Yes, No, N/A
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5721 will be displayed
  • If "yes", the project requires consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) http://nysparks.com/shpo/environmental-review/. If the project requires SHPO consultation, please explain the status.  If consultation is complete, please provide a link to SHPO's Letter of Determination of No Adverse Effect or Letter of Resolution to Mitigate Adverse Effect.

Q_5721

If Yes, please identify the name of the resource.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_5720

Is the project site wholly or partially included within an identified archeologically sensitive area? The Geographic Information System for Archeology and National Register tool can be used to identify archeologically sensitive areas. Indicate Yes, No, N/A. Click "Scoring Tips" for more information.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Radio Button
  • Yes, No, N/A
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5722 will be displayed
  •  If "yes", the project requires consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)http://nysparks.com/shpo/environmental-review/. If the project requires SHPO consultation, please explain the status.  If consultation is complete, please provide a link to SHPO's Letter of Determination of No Adverse Effect or Letter of Resolution to Mitigate Adverse Effect.

Q_5722

If Yes, please list the geographic information for the archeologically sensitive areas.
  • Standard Question
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_1059

Does the proposed project use, maintain, or improve existing infrastructure? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.
  • Smart Growth Questions:The NYS Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act requires that a project meet the relevant smart growth criterion to the extent practicable. Please respond to the questions below regarding smart growth criteria.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • If you are maintaining or improving existing infrastructure, please answer “YES”.  If you are building new infrastructure, or expanding infrastructure answer “NO” and provide justification that explains the need to build new infrastructure instead of using or improving existing infrastructure.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

Q_1060

Is the proposed project located in a municipal center? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Municipal Centers are areas of concentrated and mixed land use that serve as centers of various activities (civic, commercial, recreational, and residential, among others).  Specific examples include Central Business Districts; Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOAs); Downtowns in Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Areas; Transit-Oriented Development, Environmental Justice Areas and Hardship Areas; in many instances, an entire city, village or hamlet can be considered a municipal center.  This definition can include development “adjacent to municipal centers” and a “future municipal center” – an area planned and zoned to be a municipal center.   

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
     

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Please explain how your project advances infill development or redevelopment in existing developed areas consistent with an approved plan.  Infill development includes redevelopment, rehabilitation and new development between existing buildings on vacant or under-utilized sites.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
     

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Beyond simply avoiding or minimizing negative environmental impacts, please indicate the resources that may be impacted by your project and how your project will preserve and enhance these resources.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
     

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Please explain how your project advances these objectives and improves the quality of life in your community.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • There are many alternatives to automobile transportation.  Please explain how your project provides or complements alternatives to automobile travel such as bikes, pedestrians, public transit, air travel or rail travel.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Identify any interaction between the applicant and any municipal and county governments, planning boards, regional planning associations or similar organizations. Document any outreach by the applicant to these organizations regarding the project and any relevant correspondence.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

Q_1066

Will the proposed project involve participation in community based planning and collaboration? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Please explain how the project results from an inclusive, multi-stakeholder (including traditionally underserved populations) process of community-based planning and collaboration.  To assist with your explanation, identify any affected community groups or organizations with an interest in the proposed project and if the planning process involved outreach to citizens and stakeholders at all stages of development of the project.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

Q_1067

Will the proposed project ensure predictability in building and land use codes? Y/N/Not Relevant. Please explain all responses.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Provide any additional relevant information.

    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act

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.
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Please explain how your project promotes sustainability.  For example does your project include buildings and plans that seek to minimize consumption of fossil fuels (coal, petroleum), reduce water usage / consumption, and encourage the use of renewable energy (wind, solar, and geo-thermal).
    For specific guidance on rail/port, aviation, and other transportation projects please refer to Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
     

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?
  • Smart Growth
  • Yes
  • Long Rich Text (HTML)
  • any
  • Please explain how your project demonstrates that future physical climate risk due to sea-level rise, storm surge and flooding have been considered. For example, have you demonstrated consideration of the flood risk applicable to your specific structure type? Explain how the siting and design have evaluated flood-risk considerations, including, but not limited to, human health and safety, environmental effects, cost, funding-source requirements, feasibility and community impact.

     

    For information on future climate risks, consult New York’s ClimAID report at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/climaid and information on implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/102559.html.

     

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.
  • Certification
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_7341

By entering your name in the box below, you certify, under penalty of perjury, that the information given herein is true and correct in all respects for the company or organization applying for funding (the "Company"), presently and for the past five years: -the Company is not a party to any litigation or any litigation is not pending or anticipated that could have an adverse material effect on the company's financial condition;

-the Company does not have any contingent liabilities that could have a material effect on its solvency;

-the Company, its affiliates or any member of its management or any other concern with which such members of management have been officers or directors, have never been involved in bankruptcy, creditor's rights, or receivership proceedings or sought protection from creditors;

-the Company is not delinquent on any of its state, federal or local tax obligations;

-No principal, officer of the Company, owner or majority stockholder of any firm or corporation, or member of the management has been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, indicted, granted immunity, convicted of a crime or subject to a judgment, or the subject of an investigation, whether open or closed, by any government entity for a civil or criminal violation for: (i) any business-related activity including, but not limited to, fraud, coercion, extortion, bribe or bribe receiving, giving or accepting unlawful gratuities, immigration or tax fraud, racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, price fixing or collusive bidding; or (ii) any crime, whether or not business related, where the underlying conduct relates to truthfulness, including but not limited to, the filing of false documents or false sworn statements, perjury or larceny;

-the Company or any of the Company's affiliates, principal owners or Officers has not received a violation of State Labor Law deemed "willful";

-the Company or any of its affiliates has never been cited for a violation of State, Federal, or local laws or regulations with respect to labor practices, hazardous wastes, environmental pollution or other operating practices;

-there are not any outstanding judgments or liens pending against the Company other than liens in the normal course of business.

-the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been the subject of any judgments, injunctions, or liens including, but not limited to, judgments based on taxes owed, fines and penalties assessed by any governmental agency, or elected official against the Company.

- the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been investigated by any governmental agency, including, but not limited to, federal, state and local regulatory agencies

-the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not been debarred from entering into any government contract; been found non-responsible on any government contract; been declared in default ore terminated for cause on any government contract; been determined to be ineligible to bid or propose on any contract; been suspended from bidding on any government contract; received an overall unsatisfactory performance rating from any government agency on any contract; agree to a voluntary exclusion from bidding or contracting on a government contract.

- the Company or any of its affiliates, principal owners or officers the company has not failed to file any of the required forms with any government entity regulating the Company. By entering your name in the box below, you agree to allow the Department of Taxation to share the Company tax information with ESD. By entering your name in the box below, you agree to allow the Department of Labor to share tax and employer information with ESD. Note: If any of the statements above are not true, in addition to entering your name, also include an explanation in the box below, indicating which issue you are addressing.
  • Certification
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_2365

By entering your name in the box below, you are acknowledging that ESD’s Contractor & Supplier Diversity policy will apply to this project. You are further acknowledging that you are aware of ESD’s agency-wide Minority and Women Business Enterprise (‘MWBE’) utilization goal of 30%. Please note that each project will be assigned an individual contract-specific goal, which may be higher or lower than 30%. Furthermore, you understand that, should this project receive a funding award, the Applicant shall be required to use good faith efforts to achieve the prescribed MWBE goals assigned to this project and failure to attain MWBE goal could result in grant amount being reduced.
  • Certification
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_4182

By entering your name in the box below, you certify and agree that you are aware that your award will be reduced in proportion to the reduction of jobs and/or total project costs. Furthermore, you understand that, should this project receive a funding award, the Applicant will maintain such records and take such actions necessary to demonstrate such compliance throughout the completion of the project.
  • Certification
  • Yes
  • Short Answer

Q_3716

Community and Social Services
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3717

Construction and Extraction
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3718

Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3719

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3720

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3721

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3722

Food Preparation and Serving Related
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3723

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3724

Protective Service
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3725

Legal
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3726

Sales and Related
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3727

Architecture and Engineering
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3728

Personal Care and Service
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3729

Healthcare Support
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3730

Transportation and Material Moving
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3731

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3732

Business and Financial Operations
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3733

Education, Training, and Library
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3734

Office and Administrative Support
  • I. Assessment of Skilled Worker Shortfall
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3735

1st Most Common Recruitment Method
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • None,In-house Recruitment (employee referrals / in-house applicants),Job Posting (company website / NYS DOL / online job boards / newspaper),Social Recruiting (LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook),Talent Communities,Career Fairs (physical and virtual),Recruiters/Headhunters,NYS Career Center Services,Other (please specify)
  • Please note that if you are completing the URI Phase 1 - Intent to Propose, you are not required to complete the table below at this time as this information will be available to enter in during phase 2 of the application.

Q_3738

1st Most Common Recruitment Method - Other
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3741

1st Most Common Recruitment Method - Percentage of Use
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Integer

Q_3736

2nd Most Common Recruitment Method
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • None,In-house Recruitment (employee referrals / in-house applicants),Job Posting (company website / NYS DOL / online job boards / newspaper),Social Recruiting (LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook),Talent Communities,Career Fairs (physical and virtual),Recruiters/Headhunters,NYS Career Center Services,Other (please specify)

Q_3739

2nd Most Common Recruitment Method - Other
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3742

2nd Most Common Recruitment Method - Percentage of Use
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Integer

Q_3737

3rd Most Common Recruitment Method
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Single Choice Dropdown
  • None,In-house Recruitment (employee referrals / in-house applicants),Job Posting (company website / NYS DOL / online job boards / newspaper),Social Recruiting (LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook),Talent Communities,Career Fairs (physical and virtual),Recruiters/Headhunters,NYS Career Center Services,Other (please specify)

Q_3740

3rd Most Common Recruitment Method - Other
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • No
  • Short Answer

Q_3743

3rd Most Common Recruitment Method - Percentage of Use
  • II. Worker Recruitment
  • Workforce
  • Yes
  • Integer