Program Questions:
FAST NY 2022 - Track C

Q_13529

Are you applying for a Track C Infrastructure Improvement Grant?

Q_13388

Is the applicant eligible to apply? See Scoring Tips for eligible applicants

Q_13357

Did you receive confirmation to proceed to an application when you submitted your letter of intent to apply? (approval of eligibility, not confirmation of receipt for the letter of intent to apply)

Q_13390

Will the proposed project site be 40 acres in size? (If not, will the site demonstrate compelling site assets or public benefits?)

Q_13530

Will the proposed project focus on infrastructure improvements for existing, mature shovel ready sites?

Q_13387

Does the applicant have ownership or control of the proposed project site or will they be able to provide written consent from the ownership entity?

Q_13391

Will the proposed project target one of the following industries? (high-tech manufacturing, including clean-tech renewable energy, life sciences, agribusiness, optics, transportation equipment, materials processing, industrial machinery manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing)

Q_13392

Will the proposed project site be used for one of the following site activities? (manufacturing, research and development, office park, interstate distribution and logistics)

Q_13393

Will the applicant be able to provide matching funds for the project?

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_928

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

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

Q_565

Project City

Q_972

Project county or counties.

Q_568

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

Q_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_1034

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

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,BID, LP,Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Fire District, Regional Planning and Development Board, Public Library, Association Library,College/University/Community College

Q_12603

Is the applicant a DBA?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_550 will be displayed

Q_550

What is the applicant's 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,NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS),Employee Identification Number (EIN),Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

Q_2655

Based on your selection from the previous question, enter the associated ID number.

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_575

Project Description. Concisely describe the project, indicating the location, what will be planned, designed, acquired, and/or constructed, the issues/opportunities to be addressed, and expected outcomes and deliverables. Additional details will be collected later in the application process.

Q_976

Statement of need: Provide a brief summary of the need for the project in the geographic area proposed and the project's financing needs, including funding gaps of the proposed project.

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: include project start/completion dates, estimates for design, permitting and construction or other major steps.

Q_12606

Does this project require State and/or Federal Environmental Review?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_2364
      - Q_12607

Q_2364

What is the status of State and/or Federal Environmental Review?

Q_12607

Please indicate the lead agency (if applicable).

Q_12604

Has a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision been issued?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_1054 will be displayed

Q_1054

Please explain decision and include date of Record of Decision.

Q_12625

Has the applicant or project been awarded funding in prior CFA rounds?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_2362 will be displayed

Q_2362

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_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_13352

Application Fee should be wired via the instructions in the guidelines. Please provide proof of payment here.

Q_13394

Attach documentation of site ownership/control or written consent from the ownership entity consenting to the application for funding.

Q_13395

Attach a letter of support from the chief executive and/or legislative resolution of the local municipality that maintains land use control over the proposed project site.

Q_13492

If applicable, for EDO applicants attach a municipal resolution or letter for the municipal executive designating the EDO to apply for FAST NY funds. (This does not apply to IDAs or other EDOs when the organization's board is entirely appointed by the municipality)

Q_13531

Attach proof of clear title

Q_13396

Attach a project presentation in PDF format - 15 slides maximum (Please include information on targeted industry, maps of the site, developer experience, funding request, etc.)

Q_13532

Attach documented research and/or market study showing the specific industry that will be targeted and the specific infrastructure needs. Please demonstrate that the requested infrastructure will serve to help attract the specified economic development.

Q_13533

Attach documentation of engagement with water and sewer districts, transportation departments, and local utility providers needed for infrastructure. A detailed and documented plan for how infrastructure upgrade(s) will be accomplished is required, including a willingness of the necessary parties.

Q_13535

Attach documentation of shovel-readiness showing substantial completion of the FAST NY Shovel-Ready Certification items.

Q_13534

Attach documentation demonstrating industry interest (for example, studies, leads, tenant interest/commitments)

Q_13399

Attach documentation demonstrating financial viability for the project. See Scoring Tips for additional information

Q_13528

Attach a sources and uses of funds table including documentation of leveraged investment, such as private and local investment

Q_13400

Attach documentation of leveraged investment, such as private and local investment.

Q_4625

Attach copy of third party estimates for project costs.

Q_13402

Attach documentation of any environmental review.

Q_13434

Provide a topographic map of the proposed site.

Q_13483

Attach a large scale boundary survey map which identifies site boundaries, easements, and right-of-ways.

Q_13455

Attach a site map which includes the current locations and sizes of each utility line serving the site. Also indicate the locations and sizes of proposed lines needed to meet Project Requirements or as planned system upgrades.

Q_13482

Provide a tax map for the proposed site which identifies existing property owners for the site and surrounding/adjacent property owners, including section, block and lot information.

Q_13454

Attach zone designation and description of allowable land use under this zoning.

Q_13485

Attach a FEMA flood plain map which identifies the proposed site boundaries. Indicate the percentage of land located within the 100-year flood plain.

Q_13486

Attach an aerial photograph which identifies the proposed site boundaries. Identify major highways, interstates, surrounding land usage/businesses, etc.

Q_13484

Attach a transportation infrastructure map which identifies existing and proposed ingress/egress routes for both truck and passenger vehicle traffic into the proposed site.

Q_13403

Type of Applicant
  • County,City,Town,Village,Municipally designated non-profit economic development organization,Municipally designated Local Development Corporation/Industrial Development Agency

Q_13404

Legal name of Applicant/Municipality

Q_13493

Provide a brief description of the Municipality's history.

Q_4603

Has the Municipality ever been or currently delinquent under the terms of any agreements with Empire State Development?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5351 will be displayed

Q_5351

Please explain delinquency and final or current deposition.

Q_13523

Proposed Targeted Industry (Please select no more than 2)
  • Agribusiness, Industrial machinery manufacturing, Life sciences, Materials processing, Optics, Clean-tech renewable energy, Transportation equipment, Semi-conductors, Interstate distribution and logistics, Other

Q_13524

Proposed Site Activity
  • Manufacturing, Research and development, Office park, Interstate distribution and logistics

Q_13519

Does the proposed project include additional NYS benefit?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_13520
      - Q_13521

Q_13520

If yes, what is the additional awarding agency's name(s)/program(s)?

Q_13521

Enter the associated Project ID number

Q_13525

Does the proposed project include benefits from a local Industrial Development Agency (IDA)?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_13526
      - Q_13527

Q_13526

If yes, from which IDA is the project also receiving benefits?

Q_13527

If applicable, what is the net value of the tax benefits awarded by the IDA?

Q_13415

Briefly describe the proposed type of development planned for the proposed site.

Q_13440

Describe any areas with bodies of water, creeks, etc at the proposed site.

Q_13439

Indicate the type of growth/foliage at the proposed site.

Q_13431

Are there structures on site?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_13432
      - Q_13542

Q_13542

How many structures?

Q_13432

Describe the structures on site (include size, age, current or previous use).

Q_13414

Describe the workforce within a 45 minute commute of the proposed site. Also include how it meets the needs of the targeted industry.

Q_13416

Site Name

Q_13417

Site Location Address

Q_13522

Region
  • Capital Region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier, Western NY

Q_13418

Total acres of proposed site

Q_13419

Total developable acres of proposed site

Q_13420

Number of parcels for proposed development

Q_13421

Are there multiple property owners for the proposed site?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_13422
      - Q_13423

Q_13422

How many property owners?

Q_13423

List all property owners

Q_13406

Is the site located within a 100 year flood zone?

Q_13407

Describe past and current land use at the site.

Q_13408

Describe the land use surrounding the site.

Q_13427

North - Land Use

Q_13428

South - Land Use

Q_13429

East - Land Use

Q_13430

West - Land Use

Q_13438

Provide the percentage slope of the site

Q_13435

Provide the minimum topographic elevation of the site

Q_13436

Provide the maximum topographic elevation of the site

Q_13437

Provide the maximum elevation change in feet

Q_13411

Describe the topography of the site, including changes in elevation and shape of the parcel.

Q_13412

Describe any potential barriers to construction, including protected species, religious or historic artifacts, or wetlands.

Q_13413

Describe other site ownership interest holders, including any easements and right-of-ways that exist on the property and ownership for each.

Q_13358

Describe any additional adjoining contiguous acreage that could be available.

Q_13359

Was this site previously certified as shovel ready under the Build Now NY program?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_13360 will be displayed

Q_13360

Please provide a description of the available acreage and current site use of the previously certified property.

Q_13495

Describe any necessary site improvements needed to attract targeted industries.

Q_13409

Describe the current state of electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunication infrastructure at the site.

Q_13410

Describe any planned upgrades to electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunication infrastructure at the site. Also include a plan for achieving the proposed upgrades.

Q_13361

Developable Acres- industry need

Q_13362

Power - Industry Needs

Q_13363

Natural Gas - Industry Needs

Q_13364

Water - Industry Needs

Q_13365

Sewer / Wastewater - Industry Needs

Q_13367

Proximity to industrial rail - Industry Needs

Q_13368

Proximity to commercial airport - Industry Needs

Q_13369

Proximity to interstate highway interchange - Industry Needs

Q_13370

Proximity to state highway - Industry Needs

Q_13371

Proximity to maritime port - Industry Needs

Q_13373

Workforce within 45 minutes - Industry Needs

Q_13374

Developable acres - Site Plan

Q_13375

Power - Site Plan

Q_13376

Natural Gas - Site Plan

Q_13377

Water - Site Plan

Q_13378

Sewer / Wastewater - Site Plan

Q_13380

Proximity to industrial rail - Site Plan

Q_13381

Proximity to commercial airport - Site Plan

Q_13382

Proximity to interstate highway interchange - Site Plan

Q_13383

Proximity to state highway - Site Plan

Q_13384

Proximity to maritime port - Site Plan

Q_13386

Workforce within 45 minutes - Site Plan

Q_13491

For the chart above, provide any notes pertaining to the information included if needed.

Q_13441

Name of the nearest commercial airport

Q_13443

Provide the average travel time in minutes from the proposed site to the nearest commercial airport

Q_13444

Number of air carriers serving the nearest commercial airport

Q_13445

Indicate the closest Interstate(s) to the proposed site

Q_13449

Provide details of any proposed road/access improvements

Q_13450

Identify existing rail lines serviceable to the proposed site.

Q_13451

Identify proposed rail lines serviceable to the proposed site, if required.

Q_13452

Identify the proposed site's current Zoning Ordinance(s) and indicate if municipal, county, etc.

Q_13453

Are adjacent properties zoned the same as the proposed site? If not, describe the zoning.

Q_13494

Provide a description of plan for proposed zoning of the site.

Q_13456

Name of Electric Power Company serving this site

Q_13457

Distance in feet to connect to the grid for project requirements

Q_13458

Electric line size serving site (kVa)

Q_13459

Distance in miles to the closest electrical substation to service the site

Q_13460

Distance in miles to the next closest electric substation to service the proposed site

Q_13489

Delivery voltage(s) currently available at the proposed project site (kV)

Q_13490

Distance in miles to the nearest high-voltage transmission line (115 kV or above)

Q_13461

Name of Gas Company serving the proposed site

Q_13462

Distance in feet to the closest gas line to service the proposed site

Q_13463

Natural gas line size serving site (inches)

Q_13464

Natural gas pressure(s) currently available at the proposed project site (PSIG)

Q_13465

Name of Water Company serving the proposed site

Q_13466

Distance in feet to the closest water line to service the proposed site

Q_13467

Water line size (inches)

Q_13468

Water pressure at the site (psi)

Q_13469

Indicate the total capacity of the water system (GPD)

Q_13470

Indicate the excess capacity of the water system (GPD)

Q_13471

Indicate any planned water upgrades, new districts, or extensions required (include the timeframe and funding of the project).

Q_13472

Name of Waste Water Company serving the the proposed site

Q_13473

Distance to the closest sewer line to service the site (in miles)

Q_13474

Sewer line size at the proposed site (in inches)

Q_13475

Indicate the total capacity of the sewer system (GPD)

Q_13476

Indicate the excess capacity of the sewer system (GPD)

Q_13477

Indicate any planned waste water/sewer upgrades, new districts, or extensions required (include the timeframe and funding of the project)

Q_13478

Indicate local telecommunication company(s) serving the proposed site

Q_13481

How far in miles is fiber optic cable available from the proposed site?

Q_4598

Is at least 50% of the project located within a Brownfield Opportunity Area?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5344 will be displayed

Q_5344

What is the environmental impact of this project?

Q_4637

Has the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consultation process been initiated?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5342 will be displayed

Q_5342

Describe the status of the SHPO consultation process?

Q_4638

Has the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) review process been initiated?
  • Yes,No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_5343 will be displayed

Q_5343

Describe the status of the SEQR review process.

Q_13424

Has a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment been completed?
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_13425
      - Q_13426

Q_13425

Do the findings of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment require a Phase II?

Q_13426

Has a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment been completed?

Q_13225

Will any other entity (local, state, federal agency or private investor) be involved in implementation of the project?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_13234 will be displayed

Q_13234

Identify each entity and their involvement in the project.

Q_13405

If the project is not fully funded, explain what other sources the applicant will seek or measures it will take, to fully fund, implement and complete this project.

Q_4954

Was an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) requested or completed for any property associated with this project? If yes, one hardcopy of the Draft and Final EIS and the lead agency's Statement of Findings must be submitted to Empire State Development.

Q_4653

If a SEQR has NOT been completed for this property, explain the status of the SEQR review, provide the identity of the lead agency and date when the review is anticipated to be complete. See Scoring Tips for acceptable lead agencies.

Q_4645

Does your project involve acquisition of real estate?
  • Yes,No

Q_13503

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consultation on plan - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13504

Site plan and subdivision approval by local municipality - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13505

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and/or Phase II ESA report - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13506

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mapping - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13507

Park rules, regulations and covenants document (created by developer) - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13508

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Natural Heritage program correspondence and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) database search findings - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13509

Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) and Negative Declaration or Draft & Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13510

Site plan and boundary survey map - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13511

Soil survey map - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13512

Signoff by oversight body if needed for special district (e.g., Adirondack Park Agency, agricultural district, etc.) - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13513

Preliminary storm water management plan - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13514

Department of Transportation (DOT) review of traffic impact study - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13515

Wetland avoidance and minimization plan – pre-application meeting with US Army Corps of Engineers and DEC - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13516

Smart Growth Impact Statement - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13517

Other necessary project approvals specific to site - Status
  • Completed, Required but Not Yet Completed, Not Required, Not Sure

Q_13518

Please describe any problems that are anticipated in completing any of the above activities.

Q_13541

What is the estimated total cost of necessary infrastructure improvements to attract the targeted industries?

Q_13536

Investments needed in water and/or wastewater infrastructure - Cost

Q_13537

Investments needed in electricity infrastructure - Cost

Q_13538

Investments needed in natural gas infrastructure - Cost

Q_13539

Investments needed in transportation infrastructure - Cost

Q_13540

Other capital-eligible site preparation expenses - Cost

Q_4955

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.

Q_2180

By entering your name in the box below, you certify and agree that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant and its governing body to commit the applicant to comply with the requirements of Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law: Participation By Minority Group Members and Women With Respect To State Contracts by providing opportunities for MBE/WBE participation. You further certify that the applicant will maintain such records and take such actions necessary to demonstrate such compliance throughout the completion of the project.

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.