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Will/Does your project/facility incorporate energy efficiency measures or need assistance with energy modeling/energy audit? Note: By answering yes to this question, you are applying to NYSERDA's Commercial New Construction or FlexTech Programs. LIPA, NYPA, and Municipal Utility customers please view the Scoring Tips.
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).
Project county or counties.
Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)
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.)
For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".
Project Latitude (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
Project Longitude (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
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.)
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.)
Does your project advance downtown revitalization?
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
If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?
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
Organization Legal Name
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 (please use ZIP+4 if known)
Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)
Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.
Contract Zip (please use ZIP+4 if known)
Contract Phone (please include area code)
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 (please use ZIP+4 if known)
Additional Contact Telephone Number (please include area code)
Additional Contact Email Address
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, Recreation,Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization
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
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
How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at
Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.
Does your project advance downtown revitalization and strategic community investment?
If Yes, please detail how it will advance downtown revitalization and strategic community investment.
Does your project improve access to child care?
If Yes, please detail how it will improve access to child care.
Does your project incorporate environmental justice practices?
If Yes, please detail how it will incorporate environmental justice practices.
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?
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If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.
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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 submit a current and complete utility bill reflecting payment into the System Benefits Charge.
Is the project located in an area affected by a utility company natural gas moratorium?
Please identify the desired assistance. Please view the Scoring Tips for definitions of assistance.
Energy Study/Audit/Master Plan, New Construction Project
What is the Project Category/Project Type?
Energy Study/Audit/Master Plan/Energy Assessment - FlexTech Program, New Construction - Commercial New Construction Program, Substantial Renovation - Commercial New Construction Program
If this is a New Construction or Substantial Renovation, please identify the construction type.
New Building, Change of Use, Tenant space in new building or substantial renovation project, Reconstruction of a vacant structure or space within (must be vacant during construction), None
Will/Does the project or facility location pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC)? LIPA, NYPA, and Municipal Utility customers click on Scoring Tips for more information on SBC.
Does the proposed project have planned energy efficiency measures?
Electric, Natural Gas, Electric and Natural Gas, Other
Please identify how you were referred
Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), Utility Company, NYSERDA CBO, Marketing Campaign, NYSERDA Website, NYSERDA Outreach Contractor, Other
Facility/Building Size (sq. ft.)
Have project measures, equipment, or scope of work been identified?
Have the measures already been installed?
Agricultural, College/University, Commercial Real Estate, Data Center, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial/Manufacturing, K-12 School, Local Government, Not-for-Profit, Office, Retail, State Government, Water/Wastewater
Conceptual, Pre-Design, Schematics, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding, Under Construction, Installed/Complete
Please describe your project timeline.
Estimated Construction Cost/Project Cost/Study Cost ($)
Please indicate the status of ownership
Owner, Cooperative Owner/Shareholder, Qualified Tenant/Leaseholder, Have obtained authorization to make improvements to the facility, Submitting a CFA on behalf of one of the above
If submitting a CFA on Behalf of – Please enter your company name
If submitting a CFA on Behalf of – Please enter your last name
If submitting a CFA on Behalf of – Please enter your first name
If submitting on behalf of, please provide contact email address
If submitting a CFA on Behalf of – Please enter your title
Electric Utility Company Name
Natural Gas Utility Company Name
If known, please enter the estimated annual kW savings that will be generated through the project.
If known, please enter the estimated annual kWh savings that will be generated through the project.
If known, please enter the estimated annual MMBtu savings that will be generated through the project.
I understand that NYSERDA may require additional project information. (W9, Current Utility Bill, Equipment Specification Sheets, etc.)
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.
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