Training and Funding Opportunities


Whether you need information or resources related to COVID-19 or continuing priorities, or looking to submit applications for funding, CDRPC will continue to provide resources to assist you in your daily work. If you have other needs or ideas for resources we can provide, let us know at

Upcoming Webinars


Reimagining Public Engagement for Planning during COVID-19: a Peer to Peer Exchange

Webinar: Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 PM

The pandemic is changing the way planning agencies engage the public. Panelists- Shane Sawyer from Virginia Department of Transportation, Stephen Stansbery from Kimley-Horn and Bob Bini, Lancaster County Planning Department, will discuss their strategies to overcome obstacles and maintain momentum on their planning projects.

A Conversation with Senator Charles Schumer on the Federal Response to COVID-19

Webinar: Tuesday, April 21 at 10:15 AM

Congress passed the CARES Act to help our nation’s economy weather the economic turmoil being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a conversation with Senator Schumer on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:15 a.m. where he will discuss the stimulus package and how he is now actively working with other congressional leaders and the White House to craft the next wave of federal support to aid businesses during this critical time. Once you’ve registered, you’ll have an opportunity to submit a question for Senator Schumer via the form on the event confirmation page. Questions will be received through noon on Sunday, April 19. All registered attendees will receive the webinar link by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Helping Entrepreneurs Complete Strong Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Applications

Webinar: Friday April 17 at 3:00 PM

If you’re looking to help your community’s entrepreneurs and nonprofits connect with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) assistance, join NDC for a free webinar giving a line by line overview of the PPP application. By walking through the PPP application requirements live with a NDC GAF Loan Officer, you will gain a strong understanding of the requirements needed to put together a successful PPP application by the end of the session. Click here to register.

US EPA- Developing a Strong Brownfields Proposal- Two-Part Webinar Presentation to Discuss Tips


Webinar: April 29 and 30

Ever wondered if a brownfield grant was right for you and what information is necessary to develop a strong proposal? If so, please join the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) team for a two-part webinar to gain a better understanding of how to put together a competitive grant application package. Part 1 will cover some of the activities outlined in the EPA’s, “Getting Started Early” document and make sure participants have a good understanding of whether a brownfield grant is a good fit for them. The webinar will also help participants assess where they are in the brownfield process, what information will be needed for a brownfield grant application, and what steps could be taken now to prepare when applying for a brownfield grant this fall. The Part 2 webinar will focus on the “How To” of developing the basic brownfield program elements and incorporating them into a brownfield grant application.

Funding Opportunities


Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC)
State Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program open for applications.

Communities in Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Greene Counties eligible in Capital Region

Application Deadline: Extended to June 1, 2020 by 5pm.

Approximately $4.5 MM for projects in New York State eligible counties
Up to a $1,000,000 maximum award to eligible infrastructure projects, up to a $350,000 maximum award for all other types of eligible projects;
NBRC awards require up to a 50% match depending on the level of county economic and demographic distress.
NBRC funds can be used as match for leveraging other Federal grant funds, only up to 80% of the total project. There always needs to be a 20% non-federal match;
All funds are in the form of reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred after a Notice to Proceed has been issued.

CDRPC serves as the Local Development District for NBRC. For more information, contact Kate Maynard, AICP at

AARP Community Challenge Grants

Application Deadline: extended to May 15, 2020

AARP’s Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology, and civic engagement. Eligible projects include physical improvements in a community, temporary demonstration projects, and new programs or services. Grant amounts vary by project. Click here to learn more about the AARP 2020 Community Challenge.

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center –
2020 Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grant Funding Opportunity


Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is inviting applications for implementation of “ready-to-launch” program innovations to increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities living in the community and maximize the utilization of Section 5310 and other federal funding investments.
Program Goal
This grant opportunity is intended to support develop program innovations for increasing accessible transportation in the community that are ready to implement on Day 1 and can realistically be fully implemented within the six-month timeframe set for this grant funding program.
Funding Amount
Grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to as many as 10 communities for a six-month period.
Qualified Applicants
Local and regional private nonprofit or government organizations that directly provide transportation services may apply for this funding opportunity.