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Climate Smart Communities Grant Program Webinar

The NYSDEC will be hosting a webinar about the Climate Smart Communities Grant Program. Staff form the DEC Office of Climate Change will present about grant program requirements, eligible project types and application evaluation and scoring. There will also be a question and answer period for participants to ask other questions regarding the grant and… Read more »

2017 DEC Grant Announcements

2017 Climate Smart Communities Grant Program The Climate Smart Communities Grant Program is a competitive 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities to conduct climate change adaptation or mitigation implementation projects, or to undertake eligible actions as part of a strategy to achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. Up to $9.5 million is available to award grants between… Read more »

Building Permits Continue to Favor Multi-Family Housing

According to new data from the US Census Bureau, the trend towards more multi-family homes continues. While the total number of permits issued in 2016 declined from 2015, two trends are clear: New residential construction is gaining momentum. The past two years show that the housing market has recovered from the Great Recession; Demand for… Read more »

Consolidated Funding Application to Open May 1, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched round seven of the Regional Economic Development Council Competition. In this round of the annual competition, more than $800 million in state resources across 10 regions will be awarded. The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) will be open to applicants on Monday, May 1, 2017 with a… Read more »

New Community Growth Profiles Available

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) are pleased to announce that new Community Growth Profiles (Profiles) are available for 56 cities and towns in the four-county Capital District region. The new Profiles examine twenty years of growth by community and are a valuable tool for planners, educators,… Read more »