Program Questions:
Employee Training Incentive Program

Q_1856

Are you a not-for-profit, municipality or public benefit corporation?

Q_10077

Have you read through the eligibility requirements for the Employee Training Incentive Program which can be found here

Q_4445

Has the training program or internship program already begun?

Q_10078

Does the business entity's proposed program, for which tax credits are being sought, meet one of the following?

(1) Skills training for new or current employees relating to a significant capital investment

OR

(2) An internship program in advanced technologies, life sciences, software development or clean energy AND the business entity has less than 100 employees statewide

For more information about the program, please visit the following link: http://esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/ETIP.html

Q_6556

Will the skills training program or internship program take place in New York State?

Q_6557

A training curriculum describing the skills and knowledge to be gained by the individuals completing the program, the activities to be engaged in, and the duration of the training/internship program MUST be provided as part of your application. Are you providing or will you provide a written curriculum for the skills training program or internship program?

Q_928

Project Street Address: Please input the project street address (Street Number and Street Name only).

If the project has multiple locations, please input the primary street address of the project. If the project does not have a definite street address, please input the approximate street address of the project (Street Number and Street Name only).

Q_565

Project City

Q_568

Project State
  • AA,AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY,AS,DC,FM,GU,MH,MP,PW,PR,VI

Q_972

Project county or counties.

Q_1034

Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3527

US Congressional District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Q_616

For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_572

Project Latitude (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_573

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

Q_184

NYS Assembly District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_190

NY Senate District where the project is located. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_549

Type of Applicant (select all that apply)
  • Federal, State, County, City, Town, Village, Tribal, School District, County or Town Improvement District, District Corporation, For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Individual, S Corporation, C Corporation, IDA, LDC,LLC,LLP, Public Authority, Public Benefit Corp, Sole-Proprietorship. HDFC,BID, LP,Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Fire District, Regional Planning and Development Board, Public Library, Association Library,College/University/Community College

Q_550

If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?

Q_556

Select an applicant ID type from the list below that you normally use to identify your organization on application forms.
  • Charity Reg #, Duns Number, Federal Tax ID Number, NYS Unemployment Insurance Tax Number, Social Security Number, NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS)

Q_2655

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

Q_969

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

Q_546

Organization Legal Name

Q_5416

Applicant First Name

Q_5417

Applicant Last Name

Q_551

Applicant Street Address

Q_552

Applicant City

Q_553

Applicant State

Q_554

Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_651

Applicant Telephone Number (please include area code)

Q_555

Applicant Email Address

Q_5257

Contact Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_547

Contact First Name

Q_1049

Contact Last Name

Q_1050

Contact Title

Q_5490

Primary Organization

Q_3688

Contact Street Address

Q_3689

Contact City

Q_3690

Contact State

Q_3691

Contact ZIP Code (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_562

Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)

Q_3692

Contact Email

Q_5475

Contract Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_5476

Contract First

Q_5477

Contract Last

Q_5478

Contract Title

Q_5491

Authorized Organization

Q_5479

Contract Street

Q_5480

Contract City

Q_5481

Contract State

Q_5482

Contract Zip (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_5483

Contract Phone (please include area code)

Q_5484

Contract Email

Q_5493

Additional Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_1052

Additional Project Contact First Name

Q_970

Additional Project Contact Last Name

Q_1051

Additional Contact Title

Q_5492

Additional Organization

Q_3693

Additional Contact Street Address

Q_3694

Additional Contact City

Q_3695

Additional Contact State

Q_3696

Additional Contact ZIP (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number (please include area code)

Q_561

Additional Contact Email Address

Q_4199

Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, 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.
  • 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_976

Statement of Need

Q_2366

How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ )

Q_930

Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.

Q_3762

Does your project directly address the needs of people in your region who are living in poverty and who seek resources for inclusion in the economic life of New York State?

Q_3764

How does your project build workforce development programs, improve physical infrastructure, and/or establish social services that connect people living in poverty in your region with skilled employment, in correspondence with the economic revitalization priorities, distressed community targets, and the industry growth areas identified in the Opportunity Agenda and Strategic Plan?

Q_4200

Does your project provide opportunities for Veterans’ to participate in the workforce, or improve services to the Veterans’ and military families in New York?
    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.

Q_929

Current State of Project Development (i.e. planning, preliminary engineering, final design, etc. You may enter N/A for non-project related applications)

Q_975

Estimated Project Timeline: including project start/completion dates, estimates for design, permitting and construction or other major steps. (You may enter N/A for non-Project related applications)

Q_580

Provide a list of all federal, state, and local reviews, approvals, or permits needed or completed, including the dates when they are expected to be completed or were completed. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_2364

What is the status of State and/or Federal Environmental Review? If review of the project is underway or completed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please indicate the lead agency (if applicable).

Q_1054

If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).

Q_2362

If funding was awarded in prior CFA rounds, what were the CFA numbers for which funding was awarded? (separate multiple CFA numbers with commas)

Q_4160

For each program to which you are applying under the CFA, explain your strategy for proceeding if the full amount of requested funding, required matching funds, and temporary financing are not secured as expected, or committed sources become unavailable.This explanation must address any proposed project phases, and both CFA and non-CFA sources of funds.

Q_10195

Please provide any letters of support for the project.

Q_10103

Are you applying for the skills training component of the Employee Training Incentive Program?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_10079
      - Q_10081

Q_10079

Please attach the skills training program curriculum. The curriculum must include the following information: A summary of the course, including the duration and a timeline for the implementation, and a description of the skills to be acquired by the participants. It should also identify employees of 3rd party providers, or employees of the applicant who will be responsible for managing and training employees, and indicate the number of years the training provider has offered similar occupational skills training and/or service.

Q_10081

Attach an estimate of the training costs based on the amount of anticipated incremental training costs necessary to conduct the training. If the training will be conducted by a third-party training provider, you must attach three bids from potential training providers. If you do not have three bids, explain why.

Q_10104

Are you applying for the internship component of the Employee Skills Training Program?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_10080
      - Q_10082

Q_10080

Please attach the training curriculum for the Internship program. The curriculum must include the following information: A summary of the course, including the duration and a timeline for the implementation, and a description of the skills to be acquired by the participants. It should also identify employees who will be responsible for managing and training interns and their qualifications.

Q_10082

Attach an estimate of the total stipends to be paid to the interns participating in the internship program.

Q_2331

Attach an organizational chart and/or description of ownership structure including the percentage of ownership for each individual entity.

Q_9096

Please provide a detailed description of the project. Include details like the sector and industry the project will impact; workforce populations being targeted; method of delivering services; and curriculum needed.

Q_9098

Please identify the ways in which this project will advance the Regional Council's strategic plan for workforce. Please provide specific details, including how this project will address the workforce problems and opportunities faced in the region.

Q_9099

Please describe the readiness of the project with a specific timeline, outlining the milestones from the project start to its completion.

Q_12415

Please identify the project partners and/or regional partners, including the project leader and others involved in the implementation of the project. Please be specific about the role of each partner and whether participation is assured.

Q_10154

How many private sector businesses are among your project partners?

Q_9101

Have you ever formally presented this project or components of this project to the Regional Economic Development Council? Please provide details, including round number and funding amount, if applicable.

Q_10152

How many individuals do you intend to train through your proposal?

Q_10153

If individuals trained through your proposal are expected to receive increased wages, what is your target wage increase?

Q_10156

Has your organization or any proposal partners engaged in workforce development programs in the past? If so, what have been your successes?

Q_10157

How many individuals will you seek to place into jobs following completion of the workforce development program?

Q_9103

Please enter the amount of private funding that will be provided for this project.

Q_9104

Please enter the amount of additional funding that will be provided to this project.

Q_9113

Please enter the number of net new permanent private sector jobs that will be created.

Q_9120

Please enter the number of retained jobs associated with the project.

Q_9121

Please enter the number of construction jobs associated with the project.

Q_9122

Please enter the number of ancillary or other jobs associated with the project.

Q_9123

Provide performance targets and related information that describes how the project's performance will be measured.

Q_9124

What will be the final outcome if this project is successful?

Q_10101

Is a third party being used to complete this application such as consultant, accountant or attorney?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_10102 will be displayed

Q_10102

If you are a third party completing this application you must disclose your name, company and contact information.

Q_1142

Indicate the Primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code associated with the activity of the business at the project location.

Q_1075

Describe the ownership of the applicant’s business including, if applicable, the names of principal owners:

Q_1076

Identify the applicant’s parent and subsidiary companies (if none, please respond with N/A):

Q_1339

Applicant website

Q_4428

Does the business entity operate predominately in one of the following industries: retail and wholesale, restaurant, real estate, law firm or legal services, medical or dental practice, hospitality, financial services, personal services, business administration support services, accounting firms, provides utilities or businesses engaged in generation or distribution of electricity, natural gas or steam production associated with the generation of electricity?

Q_4410

What is the first project year? (the year in which the training program, capital investment or internship program begins)

Q_10109

What is the approximate end date of the training or internship program?

Q_10106

Does the applicant business plan to maintain their current employment level over the next 1 - 5 years?

Q_10075

Are you applying for the skills training component of the Employee Training Incentive Program?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_10083
      - Q_10085
      - Q_10086
      - Q_10087
      - Q_10088
      - Q_10089

Q_10083

Does the applicant attest that the training program:


- Is NOT designed to train or upgrade skills as required by a federal or state entity;

- Will NOT result in the awarding of a license or certificate required by law in order to perform a job function;

- Is NOT culturally focused?

Q_10085

Please explain how the applicant meets one or more of the criteria for being considered a strategic industry. Strategic industries are defined in the Program regulations. Click on scoring tips to view the definitions before answering this question.

Q_10086

Skills training component applications are only eligible if the training is related to a significant capital investment being made by the applicant business. Please provide the following information about the capital investment: 1) Provide a full description of the type of capital investment(s) being made; 2) indicate the dollar amount being invested; 3) explain how the capital investment is related to the skills training program for which you are seeking assistance.

Capital investment is defined in the Program regulations. Click on scoring tips to view the definition before answering this question.

Q_10087

Estimate the total eligible training costs associated with the skills training program. Eligible costs are incremental costs relating to the training (i.e. supplies, materials, equipment), or incidental costs necessary to conduct the training (i.e. travel, lodging, meeting space) OR fees charged by a third party training provider.

Q_10088

Where will the employee skills training take place?
  • Employees Workplace, Training Providers Facility, Other

Q_10076

Are you applying for the internship component of the Employee Skills Training Program?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_10090
      - Q_10091
      - Q_10092
      - Q_10093
      - Q_10094
      - Q_10095
      - Q_10096
      - Q_10097
      - Q_10098
      - Q_10099

Q_10090

Please identify the advanced technology, life sciences, software development or clean energy field in which the internship training will take place. Click on "scoring tips" to view definitions for each field.

Q_10091

Does the internship program exist solely within New York State and provide training to current students, recent graduates and/or recent members of the armed forces?

Q_10099

Please indicate the monthly stipend amount paid per intern. (provide monthly amount only)

Q_10092

Does the business applying for internship program tax credits employ less than 100 people in New York State?

Q_10093

Who will conduct the internship program training?
  • 3rd Party Training Provider, Employees from Applicants Business

Q_10094

Will the internship program last longer than twelve months per intern or displace current employees of the business?

Q_10095

Will the internship training be provided to interns who have not previously participated in an eligible internship program?

Q_10096

Will the internship training be provided to interns who are not current or former employees of the applicant business?

Q_10097

Will the interns participating in the internship program comprise less than 50% of the workforce of the applicant business?

Q_10098

How many interns will be included in the eligible internship program?

Q_4452

Pursuant to section 443(2) of the New York State Economic Development Law: As the preparer of this application, I attest to being an authorized representative of the applicant and, by placing my name in the box below, I hereby: 1. Agree to allow the Department of Taxation and Finance to share tax information with the Department of Economic Development. However, any information shared as a result of this agreement shall not be available for disclosure or inspection under the State Freedom of Information law; 2. Agree to allow the Department of Labor to share tax and employer information with the Department of Economic Development. However, any information shared as a result of this agreement shall not be available for disclosure or inspection under the State Freedom of Information Law; 3. Allow the Department and its agents access to any and all books and records the Department of Economic Development may require to monitor compliance; 4. Provide a clear and detailed presentation of all related persons as defined in subparagraph (c) of paragraph 3 of subsection (b) of section 465 of the Internal Revenue Code to the applicant to assure the Department of Economic Development that any jobs indicated in this application are not being shifted within the State; 5. Certify, under penalty of perjury, that no employees of the applicant shall be displaced as a result of the provision of an internship program pursuant to section 442(2) of the Economic Development Law; 6.Certify, under penalty of perjury, that the applicant is in substantial compliance with all environmental, worker protection, and local, state and federal tax laws.

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.