State funding available for park and trail projects

theNewNYworksLogoPark and trail projects may be eligible for funding under several; categories in the new round of Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

The CFA is a streamlined process through the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils for local economic development officials, municipalities, non-profits, businesses can access funding from agency programs through one application. Refer to the CFA Resource Manual for descriptions and eligibility criteria for all 2015 programs. Applications are due Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m.

Training workshops, beginning as early as May 12, will be held throughout the state to provide an overview of the application process. The workshops will also include breakout sessions on specific areas of the nearly $750 million in available funding. For more information on the workshops including the schedule, workshop descriptions, and online registration process, visit: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/genericcfa/2015-cfa-workshops.

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