Capital Region Grant Prep Workshop Scheduled for Grant Seekers, Applicants and Managers

Capital Region grant seekers, applicants and managers won’t want to miss a new day-long grant preparation workshop on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Bulmer Telecommunications Building on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

Hosted by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), in partnership with local and state agencies, the workshop is designed to assist attendees in preparing applications for competitive grants, especially in the areas of climate and energy, water quality, green infrastructure, “Main Street” improvements, local government efficiency, parks & recreation, trails & bike/ped facilities and roadway and bridge funding.

“Working with our partners, our goal is to help communities and nonprofits from this region be more successful in going after competitive grant funding,” said Mark Castiglione, CDRPC’s Executive Director. “I thank our sponsors and many partners who have worked with us to develop this great workshop.”

The Workshop will feature general sessions on grant writing and grants management using case study examples. Presenters will review the Consolidated Funding Application process from start to finish. During concurrent sessions, agency representatives will participate in a series of breakout sessions about grants available for water quality, energy and sustainability, and community development projects. Finally, CDRPC’s staff will be available throughout the day for one-on-one consultations about data and information commonly requested in grant applications.

The Workshop is brought to the region by CDRPC and sponsors Barton and Loguidice and The Laberge Group, along with partners including the Capital District Transportation Committee; the Capital Region Chamber; Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council; the Center for Economic Growth; MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.; the Town of Clifton Park; and, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Homes and Community Renewal, The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Environmental Facilities Corporation.

Tickets are $12.00 each and include lunch. For further information or to purchase a ticket attend, please visit


The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), a regional planning and resource center, is in its 50th year of providing support to New York’s Capital Region. The CDRPC provides objective analysis of data, trends, opportunities, and challenges relevant to the Region’s economic development and planning communities. Since its creation, the Commission has been promoting intergovernmental cooperation; communicating, collaborating, and facilitating regional initiatives; and fostering dialogues on solutions to regional problems. The CDRPC was established by an agreement signed by representatives of Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga and Schenectady Counties in 1967, and these counties continue their commitment to the organization by providing financial support for its programs and services to this day. This funding forms the basis for CDRPC’s operating budget, and is further used to leverage funding from grants and other revenue sources to serve the best interests of the public and private sectors in the Region. For further information about CDRPC please visit  or